Experience the Magic of Garlic Confit

Garlic Confit
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We love all things garlic, and now, we’re introducing you to garlic confit. “Confit” refers to cooking something by submerging it in fat or oil—usually this method is used to cook meat, and results in tender, falling apart in your mouth results you can’t get enough of. It turns out that you can do the same with garlic.

By submerging garlic in oil with herbs, the cloves lose their bitterness and instead become sweet and tender, while the oil itself gets beautifully infused with the taste of garlic. And luckily, it’s super easy to make.

How to Make It

Peel four heads of garlic and combine with one and a half cups of olive oil in a saucepan. You can add herbs of your choice—we like adding thyme and even some chiles to give it a little kick. Add some salt and simmer the mixture on the stove for about 45 minutes, and you’ll be left with tender cloves. Let it cool and transfer to a clear glass jar.

How to Use It

There are endless ways to use this. You can add the cloves themselves to butter and mash together to get a delicious garlic butter perfect for bread or chicken. Use the oil for cooking vegetables or even toasting your sandwich. Put in dips or add to mashed potatoes—really anywhere that needs a bit of extra garlic.