Garlic confit is a specific way to preserve the extra garlic. By adding the garlic slowly in olive oil, you have a chance to preserve garlic for a long time.
How to make a garlic confit
Open your Garlic Shaker®. Toss an entire head of garlic into it. Close the lids. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Open a lid. Pour out the peeled garlic cloves.
Making a garlic confit is easy, and fast. You need to prepare all the garlic cloves. 2 hours will be enough to have your confit ready. You need to have 2 cups of olive oil and 6 bulbs of garlic. If you have more garlic and enough olive oil, you ca make as much confit as you like. Peel all the garlic cloves carefully not to prick them or to damage them
Put the garlic cloves into a large pan to cook slowly in olive oil. Cook for 40 minutes, or until the cloves are tender. When you start to cook the garlic cloves, bubbles will emerge from the bottom of your pot. Ensure to cook on low heat till ready. For best cooking, ensure that the temperatures do not exceed 210 degree. The tip for the best confit is to cover the cloves in oil, so use a small but enough pot. Also, get the best olive oil for your confit. The final product of your confit includes tender garlic that is not bitter, and has inviting garlic aroma. Use immediately.
Using Garlic Confit
The best thing about the garlic confit is that, it has a subsidized taste and flavor. This means that you can use it in most dishes, even for people who do not like the strong taste of garlic. Garlic confit can be used to make various dishes that include mashed potatoes, pizza salads, and pasta among other foods.
It is important to note that the temperature of the olive oil when making garlic confit is the most important thing. Once the heat is in excess, you may find that the garlic will not be fit for a confit. Using a thermometer is a great idea, to keep watch and to monitor the heat.
Number of servings: Dependent upon the amount of garlic and olive oil used to prepare the confit.