Garlic Confit | FoodByMaria Recipes

Vegan Appetizers

Delicious, Buttery Garlic Confit

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

1 Large Jar - as many as 40 servings

This garlic confit recipe is so garlicky and delicious. It’s also so incredibly versatile because you can use it on ANYTHING!!! Seriously though, throw this garlic confit into wraps, sandwiches, pasta, salads, on toast, you name it, it’s delicious. I eat this stuff like butter and it’s so sweet and delicious. 

Why you’ll love this garlic confit recipe:

  • It’s so versatile, you can eat it on everything 
  • It’s perfect for the garlic-lovers in your house
  • Garlic is loaded with health benefits and can boost your immunity
  • It’s very flavorful
  • Can be slow-cooked with whatever you like

Close-up of garlic confit in infused olive oil

What is confit?

Confit is a type of food that is cooked slowly over a long period of time as a method of preservation. This garlic confit utilized oil, however confits can be made with grease, or sugar water as well at a low temperature. The cooking method originated in the French cuisine and can range from fruit confited into a sugar syrup or meat cured in salt before being cooked in fat.

Historically, this process came before refrigerators. We needed a way to preserve food so it didn’t rot so hunters and cooks dating way back were using this method to preserve meats. What started from food security turned into a culinary technique that has been perfected by chefs and cooks around the world.

Ingredients:

Here are the key ingredients you’ll need to make this Delicious, Buttery Garlic Confit:

Ingredient Notes:

Garlic: Garlic has so many proven health benefits. Yeah, it may give you stinky breath, but it’s so delicious and good for you. Here are just some of those benefits it offers:

  • High in nutrition, but low in calories
  • Can combat sickness, including the common cold
  • The compounds in garlic can help reduce blood pressure
  • Can help lower cholesterol levels
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Can help detoxify heavy metals from your body
  • Can improve bone health

The best part? Garlic is so easy to incorporate into your diet. Throw it in just about any savory dish you are cooking up, add it to salad dressings or dips, the list goes on, and on. What’s your favorite way to eat it?

Spices & Herbs: Get creative with the spices and herbs to try and get some different flavors. It’s hard to mess this garlic confit up. It’s delicious and totally versatile. 

How do you make garlic confit?

This garlic confit recipe is so simple to make but is jampacked with flavor. God, I love garlic. Here’s how you make it:

Ingredients for garlic confit in pot

Ingredients for garlic confit in pot

Step One: To a medium-large sized saucepan/pot add all the ingredients and over on low (do not boil) for around 30 minutes or until garlic is perfectly buttery and creamy

Finished garlic confit in pot

Step Two: Use a slotted spoon to transfer the garlic to a large jar and store for up to 3-4 month in the fridge, or up to 10 days on the counter

The best part of this garlic confit recipe (okay, well except for the garlic itself)? The leftover-infused garlic oil when you’ve finished eating all the garlic is a dream. You can throw it into anything you use oil in, like mayo or hummus, or drizzle it on a salad. It’s so flavorful!

TIP: Slow cook your garlic with anything you like. I did thyme and peppercorns, but you could do any spices, lemons, or even chilis!

FAQ & Expert Tips: 

Storage: Refrigerate the garlic confit immediately once cooled. It will last weeks and months.

What should I use this on? Use this in things like butter, spread, dips, and sauces. Eat with salads, sandwiches, wraps, pasta… honestly, the possibilities are limitless.

Get Creative: Slow cook your garlic with anything you like. I did thyme and peppercorns, but you could do any spices, lemons, or even chilis!

Jar of garlic confit next to jar of infused olive oil.

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Delicious, Buttery Garlic Confit

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Large Jar - as many as 40 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegan Appetizers, Vegan Comfort Food
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This delicious garlic confit recipe is versatile, and easy-to-make, plus you can eat it on just about anything.


Ingredients

Scale

810 sprigs of fresh thyme

1 tbsp. black peppercorns

1 tsp red chili flakes – optional

2 small bay leaves

2 1/2 cups pure olive oil


Instructions

To a medium-large sized saucepan/pot add all the ingredients and over on low (do not boil) for around 30 minutes or until garlic is perfectly buttery and creamy.

Use a slotted spoon to transfer the garlic to a large jar and store for up to 3-4 month in the fridge.

Notes

Refrigerate garlic confit immediately once cooled.  It will lasts weeks and months.

Use in things like butter, spread, dips and sauces.

Eat with salads, sandwiches, wraps, pasta… honestly, the possibilities are limitless.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Large Jar - up to 40 servings, depending on consumption
  • Calories: 51
  • Sugar: .3
  • Sodium: 5.8
  • Fat: .2
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: .1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 11.4
  • Fiber: .8
  • Protein: 2.2

Keywords: vegan, vegetarian, butter, tomatoes, potato, bread, spread, recipe, lemon, oven

 

DivaDen2

First the video clip alone to this recipe is super appealing. I drooled on my phone LOL I HAD to make it and was so happy I did. It’s very easy and very versatile. Don’t hesitate just give this recipe a try. I’m making more this weekend!

Maria Koutsogiannis

that makes me so happy, thank you so much for the love!

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