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GARLIC fresh vs GARLIC powder

I have a recipe that calls for one clove of garlic. I don't use fresh garlic very often and wonder if I can use garlic powder instead.

If so, what would be the equivalent of one clove? Thank you.

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@Flatbush wrote:

I have a recipe that calls for one clove of garlic. I don't use fresh garlic very often and wonder if I can use garlic powder instead.

If so, what would be the equivalent of one clove? Thank you.


@Flatbush 

 

I looked online and 1/8 tsp was suggested as a replacement for each clove. That's about what I was thinking too. 

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I keep powdered garlic on hand as I have some recipes that call for it.  I used to buy a bulb of garlic on a semi regular basis - always ended up using a few cloves and eventually pitching what was left.  These days I’ve replaced fresh bulbs with already minced garlic in a jar of water. It’s convenient and works well for me. I get it at Aldi. Once opened, it goes in the fridge and lasts a long time.  

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@JeanLouiseFinch 

 

I use the same minced garlic in water for my huge batches if marinara sauce.  However, I liquefy it in one of those very small food processors: no pieces to bite into or get  stuck in the teeth.

 

Of course, it needs constant attention when I cook it before adding to the other seasonings in the sauce.

 

It does keep a long time refrigerated !

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Re: GARLIC fresh vs GARLIC powder

I use garlic powder most of the time, instead of real garlic.

I am not that fond of the taste of garlic & when I cook with it my husband smells like garlic for days!

The powder gives a bit of flavor, not like real garlic, but that is okay with me.

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I love garlic and I use the minced, as well as garlic salt in other dishes.

 

Garlic powder never lasts for me, even in lock & lock spice containers, it turns into a solid brick in no time, the same with onion powder.

 

That may be because I live in the hot, humid South.

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Thank you everyone who responded. Good info here. Now I won't have to waste almost a whole head of garlic for one clove.

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Trader Joe's sells frozen cubes of minced garlic.  Great for salad dressings, etc.  

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@DiAnne wrote:

Trader Joe's sells frozen cubes of minced garlic.  Great for salad dressings, etc.  


@DiAnne 

Sounds like a good solution.