Pickled garlic

2014-09-02 09.08.53

I am glad I am not a vampire. I love garlic on everything! Recently Michele and I tried out a pickled garlic recipe.

Here it is:

Prep 45 minutes

Cook 15 minutes

Ready in 21 days


1/2 pound garlic, peeled

1 large red bell pepper, chopped

2 cups distilled white vinegar

2/3 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground dry mustard

1/2 teaspoon celery seed


Place garlic cloves in a medium bowl, first cutting the large cloves in half. Mix in the red bell pepper.

In a large saucepan, over medium high heat, place distilled white vinegar and white sugar. Wrap ground dry mustard and celery seed in a spice bag, and place in the liquid mixture. Bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and pepper. Continue boiling for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and discard spice bag.

Place garlic and peppers in sterile containers to within 1 inch of the top. Full with the remaining liquid within 1/4 inch from the top. Seal and store in the refrigerator  approximately three weeks before serving.