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Garlic Chips Recipe For National Garlic Day

Garlic Chips Recipe
[1] Garlic chips, showing the progression in color as roasting progresses (photo © Colavita Recipes).

Garlic Bulbs
[2] A bowl of garlic bulbs, ready to be turned into garlic chips (photo © Daria Shevtsova | Pexels).


April 19th is National Garlic Day. How to celebrate the day? With this garlic chips recipe!

A low-calorie* way to flavor foods from breakfast through dinner, this homemade garlic chips recipe is a tasty find—nothing like the desiccated garlic chips sold by spice manufacturers.

The recipe makes thin, crispy garlic chips as a garnish for:

  • Eggs
  • Pasta and pizza
  • Popcorn
  • Rice and other grains
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches and burgers
  • Yogurt and cottage cheese
    You can even enjoy it mixed into oatmeal or other porridge—a savory approach instead of sweet garnishes.

    You can also add grated cheese and fresh-cracked pepper to your savory porridge.

    Thanks to Colavita for the recipe.

    > The history of garlic is below.

    > How about a garlic bread recipe?

    Make as many garlic chips as you like—or as many as will fit on your baking sheet.

  • Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or EVOO of choice)
  • Garlic cloves, peeled and trimmed and cut into paper-thin slices
  • Lemon juice

    1. PREHEAT the oven to 350°F.

    2. PLACE the garlic slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the slices with olive oil and place in the oven.

    3. ALLOW the pieces to brown and “chip” in the oven for about 10 minutes. Some slices may chip more slowly or quickly, so keep an eye on them and remove them when they are golden brown (photo #1).

    4. STORE them in an airtight container for up to two weeks.


    Wild garlic originated somewhere in Central Asia†. Throughout history, humans migrating and traveling through Central Asia and surrounding areas have collected wild garlic and carried it with them for later consumption and cultivation.

    Garlic is one of the oldest known horticultural crops, with mentions in Egyptian and Indian cultures some 5000 years ago. The Babylonians wrote of it 4500 years ago, and the Chinese at least 2000 years ago, although some writings suggest that garlic was grown in China as far back as 4000 years ago.

    Garlic began to be cultivated in Europe around 1000 years ago, and today garlic is cultivated worldwide [source].

    The pungent vegetable‡ can add flavor to any savory food. The English word garlic derives from Old English, garlēac, which combines gar (spear) and lēac (leek), meaning a “spear-shaped leek.”
    *There are four calories in one clove of garlic.
    †Today wild garlic grows only in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) today), although earlier in history it grew wild over a much larger region—perhaps from China to India to from Egypt to the Ukraine.

    ‡While it may be used as such, garlic is neither herb or spice, but a vegetable. It is a member of the Allium genus, which also includes chive, leek, onion, scallion, and shallot. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic, and garlic’s botanical name, Allium sativum, means “cultivated garlic.”





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