Take your food to the next level with this homemade Garlic Confit recipe. Slow cooked garlic cloves infused with aromatic herbs and spices, creating a versatile condiment that adds rich, mellow garlic flavor to a variety of dishes, from pasta and mashed potatoes to grilled meats and salad dressings.
Ingredients in Garlic Confit
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
How to make Garlic Confit
Garlic confit is incredibly easy to make. All you need is a bunch of fresh garlic cloves, a fat or oil like olive oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil or safflower oil, and some fresh herbs.
To cook, simply submerge the garlic cloves in the oil, toss in the fresh herbs, cover and bake for 2 to 2.5 hours at 250°F.
Safe Storage for Garlic Confit
Recipe Tips and Variations
How to Use Garlic Confit
Frequently Asked Questions and Expert Tips
Confit is a traditional French cooking technique that involves slow-cooking food, typically meat or vegetables, in fat or oil at a low temperature. The purpose of confit is to preserve and flavor the food while making it tender and succulent. The word "confit" comes from the French verb "confire," which means "to preserve."
Store garlic confit in an airtight container, ensuring cloves are fully submerged in oil, and keep it in the refrigerator for up to several weeks. If not used promptly, consider freezing it for longer-term storage. See notes above.
Garlic confit can last in the refrigerator for several weeks to a few months, provided it's stored properly in an airtight container with the garlic fully submerged in oil. That being said, I like to use mine within 2 weeks or freeze.
Botulism is a rare but serious foodborne illness caused by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which can produce a toxin that affects the nervous system. While the risk of botulism from properly prepared and stored garlic confit is extremely low, it's essential to follow safe food handling and storage practices to minimize any potential risk. See tips above.
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