I made pickled carrots, they were also fermented, but I wanted to try something a little different this time. So I added some garlic. These Fermented carrots with garlic are so awesome! I can’t wait to add them to a salad. Hopefully, I will still have some when I get around to making another salad. They are so good I am pretty sure that we will eat them all up! I will have to make a bigger batch next time.
If you like the way garlic tastes, you are sure to love these. The flavor is amazing. You can eat the garlic too! It is easy too. All I did was peel a couple of cloves of garlic and added it to the jar. I was amazed at the flavor that it added in just a few days.
I want to talk about the fabulous tools I have been blessed to use. I really love these!
Before I tell you more, prepare/cook/care for food properly. Also, I received a set of Fermentools in exchange for my honest reviews. For this reason and others the links in the post may be affiliate links! See disclaimer. Thank you for joining me in my fermenting journey!
The Fabulous Tools
Yes! I said it. They are fabulous. I am kicking butt and taking names with this set of Fermentools. My husband is in love with all of the new foods that have entered into his diet! Salsa, hummus, carrots, pickles, kimchi! The best snacks foods on the planet! They are so much better for us to eat, versus the stuff you might buy in the store.
What I love about Fermentools. It has made my journey into fermenting so easy. I did a lot of research before starting my journey. I was not exactly sure which route to go. There are many different things you can use to ferment like a crock or an airlock.
Fermentools use the airlock method. Which I am loving this method! I have not had any problems with the tools. I have made mistakes myself messing up a whole batch of pickles. I made a very simple mistake, it was not cutting of the ends of the pickles which contains an enzyme that will turn the pickles soft. Ew!
The Fermentools set I received came with stainless steel lids, and the most beautiful glass weights. You will need a weight to hold down all of the food under the brine. I just love these though, they are easy to clean and perfectly weighted! They fit perfectly in a wide mouth jar too.
Fermented Carrots with Garlic Recipe:
- 2.5 cups Carrots, quartered and cut long ways
- 1 Tbsp and 1.5 tsp Himalayan Powder Salt
- 2-4 cloves of garlic, peeled
- 1/4 tsp Pickling spices *optional
- 4 cups Clean Water*
- Make a 2% Brine using the water and the salt. In a measuring cup pour in the water, mix in the salt until dissolved.
- Rinse and then peel and slice the carrots.
- Peel the garlic.
- Place carrots and garlic in wide mouth jars.
- Pour the brine over the carrots.
- You could add pickling spice if you like, or add nothing. They are tasty either way!
*Clean Water – I like to filter tap water and then boil it. Let it cool to room temperature. Or you can use spring water.
Secure your jars accordingly. Ferment these carrots for 4-5 days or until you are satisfied with the taste. They should taste fresh, and be crunchy! Yum! Remember if you taste your ferments to see how they are doing, remember to use something that will not affect the ferment. A wooden toothpick or chopsticks are great to use. Do not use plastic or metal, such as a fork.
When your carrots are done fermenting you can take off the airlock system and put a regular lid on it. Refrigerate immediately, or eat it all in one sitting! You are free to use a metal utensil such as a metal fork after it is done fermenting. Enjoy 😉
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