I bet you're wondering "where is she going with this"?
Well, we use a lot of garlic.
However; if we use it fresh in the bulb, it always goes bad before we use the entire head.
Now, I prepare my fresh garlic like the below recipe and it last "forever". Not really, but you know what I mean.
Someone I know used to do this, but they used Olive Oil, I prefer butter.
You will need:
3 heads of garlic (or more, depending on the amount you want to make)
half a stick of butter
peel garlic and put in a small food processor
I did this in small batches
empty processed garlic into a bowl you won't mind missing for a while
and a bowl you won't mind smelling like garlic
when this bowl is empty, waiting for me to make more,
I set it aside so no one will use it, cause even clean, it smells of garlic
for 3 heads of garlic, melt half a stick of butter, and pour over garlic
you could also use olive oil here, I did that before too
mix well, see the butter.......mmmmmm....
cover and place in fridge
now you have "fresh" garlic anytime you need it