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Garlic Confit

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This garlic confit is one delicious dish that I make every week. I add this to just about anything and they work as a wonderful taste enhancer. Add it to your grilled vegetables, chicken or fish to dish out a delight you just can’t get over.
  Garlic heads 2 , broken into individual cloves but not peeled and remove any excess papery skins (Or More)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon (Or As Needed)
  Whole black peppercorns 1 Tablespoon
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon, dried (Optional)
  Dried herbs de provence 1 Pinch

1 In a 1-quart, heavy-bottomed saucepan , place the unpeeled garlic.
2 Add enough extra-virgin olive oil to cover the cloves by 1 inch.
3 Crack open black peppercorns, using either a mortar and pestle or, lay the peppercorns on a sturdy work surface and cover them with a clean kitchen towel.
4 Give the peppercorns several swift whacks, until most are split open.
5 Add the cracked pepper and dried pepper flakes, if using, to the oil and place the pan over very low heat.
6 After about 5 minutes, you’ll see the oil begin to bubble. Let the oil and garlic simmer gently for 10 to 15 minutes, uncovered.
7 Don’t let the oil simmer too briskly or the garlic might burst.
8 When the garlic is tender, remove the pan from the stove and add the crumbled Herbs de Provence, if using.
9 Let the garlic mixture cool.

10 Use as desired and store the rest in the refrigerator, in a tightly covered container, to use throughout the week.
11 For best flavor and ease of use, bring the oil to room temperature, before using.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
This Garlic Confit is a great flavoring agent. It works well with literally anything, salads, soups, stews, breads and you can serve it as a condiment. Watch this video for the detailed recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 387 Calories from Fat 148

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g6.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 34.9 mg1.5%

Total Carbohydrates 52 g17.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.7%

Sugars 1.2 g

Protein 8 g15.5%

Vitamin A 2.2% Vitamin C 61.9%

Calcium 20.5% Iron 10.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Garlic Confit Recipe Video