Guys I literally love roasted garlic. Everything garlic if I’m being honest, but roasted garlic is the crème de la crème. Back in the days when I was just a wee one and was starting to cook and experiment in the kitchen, I have disregarded the ingredient lists recommended amount of garlic coves and practically have always tripled the amount. Can anyone else relate?
- add whole cloves into dishes like this vegan fettuccine alfredo
- on charcuterie boards
- on the side of baked brie
- mix the cloves with butter and make garlic toast
- os a garnish on homemade pizza
- use in omelettes
- to add flavour to dips and sauces such as gravy
- roasting vegetables (like these roasted baby potatoes with vegetables)
- use as an oil base in soups
- emulsify into sauces
- add to marinades
- salad dressings
- as drizzle to finish dishes.
- You’ll notice in the list of ingredients that there are no quantities. That’s because it really doesn’t matter how much garlic or oil you use. Just make sure that the garlic cloves are completely covered by the oil.
How to make your own garlic confit and garlic oil
- November 23, 2019
- 25 min
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- whole garlic bulbs
- avocado oil
- Step 1
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Step 2
- On a cutting board, tilt the garlic bulb and lay it on its side. Using a sharp knife, cut off just the top of the garlic while trying to keep all of the cloves still attached to the bulb. As you can see in the picture, some cloves might fall off and those ones are still okay to use. Do this to all of the garlic bulbs.
- Step 3
- In a glass dish (I used a 500ml glass Pyrex container), arrange the garlic bulbs nicely in the bottom of the dish, cut side facing up and simply pour enough avocado oil over top so that the garlic is fully covered. Roast, uncovered in oven for 20-25 minutes or until the garlic is light-medium brown and the oil is very aromatic. Be very careful when removing from oven as the oil and garlic is extremely hot. Let sit in glass dish until completely cool.
- Step 4
- Store in the fridge two ways: you can keep the garlic immersed in the oil or strain oil from garlic and store each in individual airtight containers.