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Garlic Confit

Use these Garlic Confits when you want to add garlic flavor to your dishes.

August 24, 2022
Garlic ConfitPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 6 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 45 mins
Total 60 mins



  1. Peel the garlic cloves and trim the ends.
  2. Heat the oil in the pan. Add the garlic to the pot and cook for about 30-40 minutes on medium-low heat with the lid closed.
  3. Cook the garlic until golden brown or soft.
  4. Take the pot off the stove. Cool the garlic at room temperature.
  5. Put the garlic mixture in a heatproof glass jar or container.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Garlic Confit
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.7 g43.2%
Sodium 3 mg0.1%
Protein 1 g2%
Potassium 60 mg1.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • You can use any type of oil. Olive oil or canola oil is ideal for this recipe. Check out our post ‘Types of Cooking Oil’.
  • Cook the garlic on low heat. Otherwise, the high heat can burn the garlic.
  • To test if the garlic is cooked, mash the garlic with a fork. If it's too soft, turn off the heat. If it is hard, boil it for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the garlic cloves.
  • Sterilize jars properly. Thoroughly wash and rinse jars and lids before adding confit.
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Garlic confit is garlic cooked in oil over low heat. It is an ideal condiment to add flavor to food with its soft texture. Spread it on toasted bread or add it to pasta.

When you want to use these easy-to-make garlic cloves, take them out of the refrigerator and use them right away. The easy way to increase the flavor of recipes, from soup to pasta, from salads to sauces! Try the garlic confit recipe now.

What Is Garlic Confit?

Confit is a cooking method for slowly cooking ingredients in oil. Garlic confit is made by cooking fresh garlic in oil until it gets tender.

You can infuse oil and garlic with fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme.

How To Peel Garlic?

There are several practical ways to peel garlic. One of them is to buy pre-peeled ready-made garlic. Or, you can peel the garlic using a container. For this, cut the ends of the garlic with a knife. Then put it in the glass jar and close the lid. With the lid closed, shake the jar vigorously for 30 seconds. This will separate the skins of the garlic. You can peel off the remaining shells with your hands.

How To Use Garlic Confit?

Thanks to its soft texture, garlic confit can be crushed and used in many dishes. It can be added to dishes such as soups, boiled vegetables, and salads.

You can also add these garlic cloves to garlic bread, mashed potatoes, or sauces. Instead of fresh garlic, you can put garlic confit in pasta and sprinkle it on pizzas.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Garlic Confit:

How To Store Garlic Confit?

Use a clean, airtight container to store the garlic confit. Always store garlic in the refrigerator. Also, make sure the garlic is completely submerged in the oil.

Can Garlic Confit Be Refrigerated? Yes. You need to refrigerate the garlic confit to avoid the risk of bacteria developing. It should also be consumed within 3 days.

Can Garlic Confit Be Frozen? Yes. Garlic confit can be frozen for up to 3 months. Make sure the garlic is submerged in at least 1 inch of oil. Use a clean spoon to remove it from the jar. You can also freeze the confit by dividing it into portions and freezing. Grease the ice tray you are using and freeze the confits.

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