Garlic facts and general information about garlic.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Garlic is Available:
Garlic is available all year
How Does it Grow:
Garlic grows underground much like onions. It is planted in the
winter and harvested in the summer time.
What to Look for When Buying:
Choose plump and firm garlic. You don't want them to be soft when
squeezed. Avoid garlic with green sprouts.
Store in a cool dark place and well ventilated.
How to Cook:
Sauté garlic in sauces, with onions or/and meats. Garlic adds flavor
to most cooking. Using a garlic
to mince garlic works best.
A great source of manganese and full of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C.
Garlic is known for helping respiratory systems and used often in
Garlic Sauce Pasta
2 Tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic
2 Tablespoon flour
3/4 Cup chicken broth
3/4 Cup milk
2 teaspoon parsley
salt and pepper
1/3 Cup Parmesan cheese
Sauté butter and garlic. Take off heat and add flour and stir
together making a roux. Mixture will be thick. Add chicken broth
whisking slowly. Then add milk and parsley. Salt and pepper to taste
and stir in cheese. Pour over cooked pasta. **Add in chopped
broccoli, if desired.
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hot dog buns (or bread of your choice)
chopped garlic or garlic salt
Cut the hot dog buns in half. Spread butter on both halves, and
sprinkle garlic salt on both. Next sprinkle each piece with cheese,
if desired. Tex Mex 4 cheese shredded cheese works great! Cook in
oven for 13-15 minutes. Let cool, and enjoy!
Easy Garlic and Cheese Breadsticks
1 pkg. refrigerated breadsticks
2 Tbsp garlic butter- blend in 2 minced garlic cloves into 2
1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tsp dried parsley
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Preset the oven to 350 degrees allowing it to preheat. Line a baking
sheet with foil. Lay breadsticks on top of foil. Brush the top of
each breadstick with the garlic butter.
In a mixing bowl, stir together the cheese, parsley and cayenne
pepper. Sprinkle evenly over each stick. Bake 13 minutes or until
the tops are a golden brown.