Garlic Confit - Two Ways Recipe

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Savory, mellow and slightly sweet garlic confit is a versatile condiment to keep on hand. This garlic confit recipe features slow-cooked garlic cloves in oil until they are soft, tender and satisfyingly mashable.
Side Dish
French
2
ingredients
9
steps
25
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
1 1/2 cup(s)
peeled garlic cloves, about 3 heads of garlic, see notes 1
avocado, grapeseed, olive or peanut oil, as needed

Directions 9 steps | 25 Minutes

Step 1

Trim the stem end of each garlic clove.

Step 2

To cook over the stovetop, transfer the garlic cloves into a small saucepan and add oil until the garlic cloves are submerged. 

Step 3

If you have a heat diffuser, place it on top of the burner. Place the saucepan on top of the burner or the diffuser. Over medium heat, heat the oil until the oil reaches 200°F.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 45 to 75 minutes, until the garlic cloves are easily pierced and lightly golden brown. Monitor the temperature frequently, making sure it does not go over 210°F. 

Step 5

Let the garlic confit cool off the heat. Once cooled, transfer the garlic cloves into an airtight container. Fill the container with oil until the garlic cloves are submerged. Store the garlic confit in the refrigerator or use it right away. 

Step 6

To cook in the oven, preheat the oven to 225°F. Transfer the peeled garlic cloves into a small oven-safe baking dish or oven-safe saucepan. Add the oil until the garlic cloves are submerged. 

Step 7

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 2 - 2½ hours, until the garlic cloves are easily pierced and lightly golden brown. Check at 2 hours to see if the garlic cloves are soft. 

Step 8

Let the garlic confit cool off the heat. Once cooled, transfer the garlic cloves into an airtight container. Fill the container with oil until the garlic cloves are submerged. Store the garlic confit into the refrigerator or use it right away. 

Step 9

Garlic confit is delicious on toasted bread, in mashed potatoes or on any dish where garlic is a welcome addition. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. It is recommended to peel your own garlic instead of buying peeled garlic as you want the garlic to be as fresh as possible. 

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
38
FAT
0.1 g
PROTEIN
1.6 g
CARBS
8.4 g

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Jolee S.

Jolee

27 Jul 2022

So many incredible uses!

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Jessica S.

Jessica

27 Jul 2022

This is a perfect item to have on hand when you want to make the ordinary dish a little "extra". You will want to keep a supply on hand.

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Tiffany L.

Tiffany

Cozymeal Team Member

11 Jul 2022

You need this. Garlic confit takes anything and everything to the next level. This recipe is perfect!

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