Pickled Garlic

Garlic bulb with rustic backgroundMakes 1 quart

About 12 heads garlic
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 tablespoons whey (if not available use an additional 2 teaspoons salt)

Remove outer skin and set garlic heads in a 300 degree oven. Bake until heads open and cloves can be easily removed. Place cloves in a one-quart wide-mouth mason jar. Mix oregano, salt and whey with 1/2 cup water. Pour over garlic, adding more water if necessary to cover the garlic. The top of the liquid should be at least 1 inch below the top of the jar. Cover tightly and keep at room temperature for about 3 days before transferring to cold storage.

We thank Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions for this recipe.