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Fried black garlic

Black Garlic: An Umami Condiment

A Subtle Transformation of Garlic

The unique aging process of black garlic concentrates its flavors and alters its texture, giving it a rich taste and a remarkable presence in the mouth. In this recipe, it is fried with care, offering a crispy note that contrasts with its tender interior and developing a complexity of tastes that is both sweet and deep.

The Secrets of a Garlic Like No Other

Black garlic is distinguished by its particular taste profile, where caramelized aromas intertwine with a hint of discreet acidity. Its umami flavor, naturally present, is accentuated by the frying which gives it that unique texture that we seek so much.

Frying, Revealing Flavors

Rapid frying at high temperatures envelops each pod in a thin golden coating, sealing the moisture inside and creating a harmonious taste experience between soft and crispy.

Culinary Versatility

Fried black garlic can be enjoyed as is, ideal to enhance an aperitif, or served with other appetizers, thus forming a refined assortment for the starter. It can also be used as a flavor enhancer in various dishes, such as our sumac-spiced beef tartare . Its distinctive character enriches both modern culinary creations and traditional recipes, offering a wide range of uses in the kitchen.

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 10 minutes
🍳 Cooking time 2 minutes
⏲️ Total time 12 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level Easy
🍽️ Servings 4
🔥 Calories (approximate) 150 per serving

  • 250 ml (1 cup) canola or peanut oil
  • 12 cloves of black garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 125 ml (½ cup) flour
  • 125 ml (½ cup) panko breadcrumbs

  1. Preparation of ingredients:

  2. Frying:

  3. Air Fryer Version:

Additional Questions & Answers to the Fried Black Garlic Recipe

Q: Can other types of oil be used for frying black garlic?
A: Absolutely. Although canola or peanut oil is recommended for their high smoke point, you can opt for sunflower oil or grapeseed oil depending on your preference and availability.

Q: How long can fried black garlic be stored?
A: Fried black garlic is best stored when eaten immediately after cooking to take advantage of its optimal texture. However, you can keep it for up to 2 days in an airtight container at room temperature.

Q: Is it possible to fry black garlic in advance for later use?
A: It's best to fry black garlic just before serving to maintain its crispiness. If you must prepare it in advance, reheat it briefly in the oven before serving to crisp up the breading again.

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