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Garlic Confit
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Portions: 4 adults
Recipe Type: Sides
Dietary details: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Sugar, Soy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

About this recipe

Roasted garlic is one of life's simple pleasures, adding an extra-satisfying dimension of flavor and texture. Join 1440 Executive Chef Kenny Woods as he demonstrates how to confit garlic, which is the simple and quick technique of cooking garlic cloves in a pot of oil until they are soft, spreadable and savory. As a bonus, the resulting infused oil is an incredible addition to fresh salad dressings, hummus, vegetables, bread-dipping and other dishes.

Ingredients

  • 6 Heads Garlic (or 2 Cups Garlic Cloves), peeled and root ends cut
  • 6 Fresh Thyme Sprigs
  • 3 Fresh Bay Leaves
  • 3 Chili de Arbol Pods
  • 2 Cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Preparation Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high temperature.
  • Boil oil and ingredients for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Turn off heat and set the saucepan aside until the oil is cooled to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, use a slotted spoon to transfer the garlic, herbs and chiles to canning jars. Pour oil over the top, ensuring that all garlic is covered in oil. Seal and refrigerate for up to one month.