It’s National Garlic Day, an unusual but tasty holiday.
Garlic is an ancient traditional medicine that has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Its antioxidants can help boost your immune system and lower your cholesterol. Garlic is also delicious, so, it’s no surprise that you find it tons of savory recipes, from soups to casseroles. But did you know that you could also find it in some tasty desserts as well?
If you’re in the adventurous spirit, give one of the following garlic recipes a try.
5 Recipes for National Garlic Day
Baked Parmesan Garlic Fries
Garlic fries are delicious and enjoyed by nearly everyone. You can buy frozen garlic fries and zap them in the oven or you can make delicious homemade fries. If you’re interested this recipe from Evolving Table is for you. With this recipe, you can transform ordinary spuds into a gourmet side dish. All you need are russet potatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper, butter, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and, of course, garlic.
Garlic, Herb, and Cheese Bread
Garlic bread is another garlic-flavored food that people love. You can find frozen garlic bread in your local grocery store, but I bet it’ll taste nothing like a homemade recipe. Amanda from Chew Town has a delicious recipe for a garlic pull-apart bread. Besides the homemade dough, this recipe calls for olive oil, parsley, basil, rosemary, butter, cheese, and garlic. Is your mouth watering yet? If so, check out this garlic bread recipe.
Zucchini Garlic Balls
Now that we’ve listed the classics, how about trying something different, like zucchini garlic bites. These crispy bites are the perfect appetizers or snacks. Dip them in marinara sauce for extra deliciousness.
This zucchini bites recipe from a Grow a Good Life calls for zucchini, an egg, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, chives, parsley, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic. When you mix all the ingredients together you form them into little balls and bake them in the oven. The finished product is golden, yummy zucchini and garlic bites.
Roasted Garlic Ice Cream
The last ice cream flavor you would probably ever try is garlic, but don’t be so hasty. Garlic ice cream is a thing and has been for a while now. It has been a hit at California’s Gilroy Garlic Festival.
This recipe for one quart of garlic ice cream calls for sugar, salt, egg yolks, whole milk, heavy cream, vanilla extra, olive oil, and one head of garlic. The garlic is said to bring out the sweetness of the vanilla ice cream. Wanna give it a try? You might discover a new favorite ice cream flavor.
Black Garlic Chocolate Mousse
Looking for another surprising garlic dessert recipe? How about chocolate mousse? It’s definitely an adventurous choice. The recipe calls for dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, brewed coffee, light brown sugar, whipped cream, eggs, brandy, white caster sugar, salt, and black garlic cloves. Black garlic is regular garlic that has been aged for weeks in at low temperatures in a humid area. The good news is that black garlic contains twice the antioxidants of raw garlic and it is said to give a “gently balsamic and umami” aspect to the mousse. Are you ready to give this recipe a try? Visit Garlic Matters for Justyna Serwach’s recipe.