We just love garlic. I use it in about every savory dish I make. So when Joe saw an article recently about how to make your fresh garlic last, I just had to try it. Garlic Confit…
It is a very easy process, clean your garlic and put it in a pot with good olive oil, cook very slowly for around one hour. Do not allow the oil to boil just a very low heat is required.
It’s ready to eat, plus the olive oil is infused with the great garlic flavor. The garlic itself is spreadable soft and if you want to infuse it with every more flavor drop in a few peppercorns, a dried hot chili or your fresh herbs from the garden.
We tried it out this evening on slices of apple and Tilsit cheese. What a great combination, it was smooth as butter with a very delicate flavor. I did add a sprinkle of salt and pepper just for good measure.
Remember to use the best quality olive oil you can find and the freshest garlic and you will not be disappointed.
Cooking for scratch and creating imaginative dishes has definitely changed how we view food, eating and shopping.