If I’ve learned anything from Wisconsin, it’s that they love to fry things. Think of this as the weird cousin to the cheese curd. I mean you fry anything and it’s gonna taste good, right? I was actually surprised with how this turned out.
I never knew this was a thing until I was watching a show that featured a restaurant in San Francisco that had every menu item revolve around garlic, and they put deep fried garlic cloves on their sandwiches. Knowing I wouldn’t be in San Francisco anytime soon, I figured why not try these myself? I’m glad I did. Well at first. Afterwards I smelled like garlic for days.
I didn’t use that many cloves just because I wasn’t sure how this would turn out. Any basic frying knowledge is all you really need. I used a Hot and Spicy chicken breading to give some flavor other than, well, garlic?
- ~ 15 cloves of garlic
- 1 Egg
- Frying/breading mix
- Canola oil
- 1. Peel the garlic cloves
- 2. Soak in cold water
- 3. Heat ~ 4 cups canola oil in pot
- 4. Beat egg and get bowls of flour and mix ready
- 5. Once oil is hot enough, take cloves and coat in flour, then egg, then frying mix
- 6. Toss in oil
- 7. Let them fry for a couple minutes, until skin is crispy and brown
- 8. Repeat until you run out of cloves
I ate these plain, kinda like a cheese curd but I’m sure there are interesting ways to pair them. I imagine they would be great additions to a sandwich, a burger, or hell even a salad.