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How to Make Black Garlic: Why You Need to Try It


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Black garlic is a traditionally Korean specialty that is also becoming common in North America. It is probably cheaper to buy pre-packaged black garlic,but I wanted to try to make it myself.

Once done, the garlic is chewy, sweet, and has a very mellow garlic flavor.

You can use it in many recipes such as pasta, hummus, pizza or stir-fries.

Fermenting the garlic is a simple, but it does take a long stand-by time, so be prepared to wait.


  • Aluminum foil
  • Dehydrator


  • Wrap as many whole, unpeeled garlic bulbs as you would like in aluminum foil, wrap tightly and as airtight as possible
  • Put in dehydrator set to 90 degrees and leave alone for 30-40 days.  after a couple weeks you will get a garlic smell, so do this outside unless your spouse is very supportive…

I took some of my homemade black garlic and used it in a hot pepper mash to make some “gourmet” hot sauce – it looked bad, as the garlic turned it dark, but it was really good.

I think you should try this, it is really good, but as I say in the video, you may have to fight with the people you share your home with, because if you are not careful, fermenting garlic in you home for 30-40 days to make black garlic can cause smell problems…

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