One clove of garlic is .50 cents a piece at our local grocery store. I still buy these for recipes that call for fresh garlic, but I also buy the big bag of garlic cloves from Costco. It's about $5 and it's already peeled. This bag is from Gilroy, California the "Garlic Capital Of The World." The big bag is very economical. The problem is it usually goes bad before I finish even half of it and we use a lot of garlic.
Now when I buy it I put it into the food processor that day.
Chop, chop, I freeze it in batches. It's ready to go and no stinky fingers.
Just pop out a cube. Time to make a Trader Joe's run, I'm almost out.
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