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Pickled Garlic (Chinese Sugar Garlic)
Traditional Chinese pickled garlic (sugar garlic)
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Sichuan
Keyword: garlic, Pickled
Calories: 697 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 10 heads of fresh garlic
For soaking
  • a small pinch of salt
  • water
  • 150 g to 200g sugar ,rock sugar, white sugar or brown sugar
  • 400 ml 1+1/2 cup vinegar (white vinegar or black vinegar)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  1. Choose fresh and high quality garlic heads. Remove the out skins and leave only 1 or 2 layers of skins on the garlic heads.
  2. Soak the fresh garlic heads in a large pot with enough slightly salted water for 2 to 5 days. Press with a weight and make sure all the garlic is soaked in water. Place in cool places and change the water twice per day. Then drain completely.
  3. Then the garlic is well drained, transfer to a pot.
  4. Heat the brine over slowest fire until all the sugar is dissolved. Set aside until completely cooled down.
  5. Pour the brine to the pot, cover and wait for at least 2 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Pickled Garlic (Chinese Sugar Garlic)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 697
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1924mg84%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 160g53%
Sugar 150g167%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 9.3mg11%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.