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Caramelized garlic

Caramelized garlic is very simple to make. You can use this condiment with roasted meats or poultry as well as your roasted corn.


1⁄2 c sugar
2 T water
1⁄2 c garlic (fresh, peeled garlic cloves)
2 T butter (unsalted)


  1. Blanch garlic in boiling water for about two minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon or ladle and place in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking.
  2. Remove cloves from the water and drain on layers of paper towels.
  3. Place the sugar in a small, heavy {cast iron} skillet and add 2 tablespoons of the vermouth. Heat on a medium heat.
  4. Cook until the mixture turns a golden color, swirling the mixture by tipping the pan to insure even cooking. Adding water 1 tablespoon at a time, swirling the pan to incorporate the liquid.
  5. Toss in the garlic and cook until well coated and the garlic is soft but still keeps it's shape.
Total time
40 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings
easy, roast
condiments, side dish
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