Lazy Cooks Rejoice: How to Store Garlic and Spring Onions for Easy Cooking
I don't consider myself someone who loves cooking.
Well, I don't mind cooking because sometimes it is relaxing and fun. It is also nice when people like what you cook. But it is not like I am so enthusiastic about cooking.
You can probably and easily guess if you look at my recipes. They are all simple. lol. Nothing complicated. So when it comes to doing things, I like to be 'efficient.' In other words, I am 'lazy' haha.
In my attempt to be efficient and work around my laziness, this is how I prepare garlic and spring onions.
I use a lot of garlic and spring onions in my cooking. It can be a bit inconvenient to chop them every time I make something, and if you keep them in a fridge for some time, they go bad easily. So here's what I do.
How to store crushed garlic
First, peel the garlic cubes of how much you would like to store.
Then mince the garlic using a blender, or a knife on a chopping board.
Place a piece of cling wrap on the chopping board and evenly spread the minced garlic on top.
Cover it using the wrap and then make a grid to the size you would like to use.
I use the back of the knife to make the grid of the desired size.
Then simply place it in the freezer. If you have a small chopping board, then use it as a support for the garlic until they get hardened.
Once the garlic is frozen, you can remove the chopping board.
Now you can simply break it off every time you need it when you are cooking! Easy.
How to store chopped spring onions
It is basically similar. Simply chop the spring onions.
Then place them into small containers and keep them in the freezer.
I use zipped bags and once I use up the spring onions, I will re-use those bags.
When I put them into bags, I try to put an even amount of white bits and green bits in each bag as well.
When you cut, you can vary the sizes so you can use them accordingly.
Also, did you know that you can grow them in your garden using spring onion roots?
Simply cutting the roots and planting them in soil or in a pot with water will cause them to grow back, giving you a fresh new batch of spring onions. Exciting!
This is a fun and cost-effective way to have a constant supply of spring onions.
If you like to be efficient, (or have a 'lazy' side like me), then, I hope you try these tips to make cooking a little easier and more enjoyable.