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Pickled Garlic Scapes Recipe

In the spring the garlic scapes come out and they are great for stir-frying but they also can be pickled. The process is very similar to making beans or asparagus.

Pickled Garlic Scapes Recipe

Pickled garlic scapes

Pickled Garlic Scapes Ingredients

2 cups water
2 cups white wine vinegar
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound fresh garlic scapes, ends trimmed

Pickled Garlic Scapes Instructions

Clean your jars well.

Blanch the garlic scapes in boiling, salted water for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain the beans and cool them under cold running water.

Combine all the ingredients except for the garlic scapes in a pot and bring to a boil.

Fill jars with the garlic scapes then spoon or pour the liquid into your jars, leaving 1/2 inch at the top and making sure the garlic scapes are completely submerged. Some people prefer to strain out the spices, other people like to leave them in the jars.

Be sure to remove all air from the jars. Tapping the side of the jars can help, as can using chopsticks or other long, thin objects to release and air bubbles.

Wipe the tops of the jars and apply the lids and rings.

Once the jars are cool place them in the refrigerator, they will last for up to 6 weeks.

The pickled garlic scapes are ready for eating right away but the flavor will continue to develop the longer they are in the liquid.

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