Want to know how to make garlic confit at home? Follow this easy recipe and you'll get tender and super flavorful garlic confit. You can choose your favorite method to prepare homemade garlic confit; stovetop garlic confit or oven roasted garlic confit.
INGREDIENTS FOR YIELDS
8 Garlic heads
Salt to taste
Red chili flakes to taste
Thyme to taste
Other spices of your choice:
red pepper flakes/oregano/rosemary/sage/coriander seeds
Peel the garlic: this is the hardest part of the recipe; you can peel the garlic one by one or you can place garlic cloves in a large bowl/container and shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes. Some of the peel will come of, and some not, that's fine. Garlic cloves that do not peel can be peeled with your hands.
There are 2 ways to make garlic confit: in the oven and over the stovetop. Choose your favorite method and follow the instructions.
Stovetop garlic confit: place peeled garlic cloves in a small-medium saucepan. Cover with olive oil. Simmer over lowest heat for 30-45 minutes or until tender and light golden brown. Do to boil at any stage. In the last 5 minutes of simmering, add your favorite spices. I choose red chili flakes and thyme. Transfer to a jar and keep in the fridge.
Oven roasted garlic confit: place peeled garlic cloves in an oven safe dish. Cover with olive oil, add your favorite spices. Bake at 110C (320F) for about 1½ hours or until tender and light golden brown. Transfer to a jar and keep in the fridge.
Serving suggestions: spread truffle cream cheese on a toasted bread, spread 3 garlic cloves and season with spices.
HOW TO STORE GARLIC CONFIT?
Store the garlic with the oil in a sterilized jar, in the fridge, up to 2 weeks.
CAN WE USE THE LEFTOVER OIL?
Do not throw away the oil, the oil can be used for cooking as a garlic oil. This oil can be used for cooking pastas, casseroles or any other dish.
HOW TO USE GARLIC CONFIT?
You made garlic confit and now do not know what to do with it. No worries! I have some ideas for you:
Make a delicious sandwich or toast: if you making a sandwich or toast, spread few garlic cloves on the bread and take you sandwich/toast to a whole new level.
Garlic confit as a perfect addition to pasta dishes, especially with tomato sauce.
Top your burger with garlic confit.
Add few garlic cloves to a salad you will be surprised how your salad tastes like a restaurant style salad.
Have an idea how to use garlic confit? Share it with as in the comments.
WHAT OTHER SPICES CAN WE USE?
In this recipe I used fresh thyme and red chili flakes. You can use almost any spice/herb that you like. Such as: oregano/rosemary/sage/coriander seeds and more.