The process of confit is a French cooking technique that cooks foods submerged in fat over a low heat for an extended time. While it was used as a preserving technique originally, making a garlic confit these days is purely for the joy of eating it! And the fabulous extra is the lovely garlic oil that you’re left with afterwards.
We cook whole garlic cloves covered in olive oil for about 20 minutes, leaving the garlic buttery soft and the oil wonderfully fragrant. I personally love using olive oil, but you can use an alternative like avocado or sunflower oil too.
You can also add some fresh herbs to the recipe too for an added boost of flavor. Can you imagine Garlic Confit and Garlic Oil with fresh herbs in it? It’s fabulous, I can assure you.
The myriad of uses for garlic confit and garlic oil are actually too many to extoll. Once you read through my ideas, you’ll find yourself adding your own items to the list.
You must. Garlic Confit and flavored oils must be refrigerated due to a risk of developing botulism and other bacteria.
Food safety guidelines recommend that you use it within 4 days of preparation. If properly stored in the refrigerator, it can be kept for up to 2 weeks.
WARNING: Garlic is a low-acid ingredient, and if stored improperly in oil (without oxygen) and in warm temperatures (at room temperature), it can produce a very serious toxin that causes botulism. Homemade garlic confit and garlic oil should always be made and immediately stored in the refrigerator for food safety reasons. HOMEMADE GARLIC CONFIT AND GARLIC MUST BE STORED CORRECTLY – USE WITH CAUTION.
2 heads of garlic
1 1/2 Cups olive oil
Fresh herbs, optional
Check out a fabulous way to use your Garlic Oil in a fun and festive Summery snack!
A garlicy crust slathered with a creamy herbed cheese spread and topped with a cool, crisp salad lightly dressed with a tangy vinaigrette. Try serving Cold Herbed Cheese & Salad Pizza with a crisp white wine for a lovely Summer meal.
CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE: COLD HERBED CHEESE AND SALAD PIZZA
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