POPSUGAR Celebrity

Licorice Root Flavored Pickled Garlic

Jul 31 2007 - 1:13pm

Pickled Garlic
From YumSugar's Mom

Note: My mom doesn't believe in recipes or real measurements, so this has been approximated.

8 oz jar clean and sterilized
enough fresh peeled garlic cloves to fill the jar
1 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
5 dried hot chili peppers (optional)
A few slices of licorice root [1]

  1. Fill jar with garlic.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat combine white vinegar and sugar. Place hot peppers, and licorice root (or seasonings of your choice, such as dill, etc.). Bring to boil for 2 minutes. When sugar is fully dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. When cool, pour mixture over garlic in jar (making sure the peppers and roots go into the jar), seal jar and store in a cool place.
  4. After 2-3 days move to refrigerator.

Notes: Licorice root is my mom's secret ingredient, it really reacts nicely, however it's hard to find - if you can't find it just omit. My mom also says that she never boils her ingredients, she just mixes in a bowl. She also recommends that you sweeten to taste. And finally, she suggests Heinz white vinegar as there's, "no need to buy the fancy stuff."

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