Garlic in Oil for Your Pantry
Love, Love, Garlic. Garlic in oil is one of those very handy things in your pantry refrigerator. I always have a container of garlic in oil to:
- add to dishes as I cook,
- brush on pizza or make garlic bread
- sauté some shrimp in
- add to pasta
- add just a little bit of garlic to something like a salad dressing
The recipe is so simple and you can make as much or as little as you want. If you find you have used a lot of the oil, but there is still a lot of garlic left, just add some more oil and put it back in your cooler or refrigerator. I have not made this on the road, but I have a way I think will work. When we get out camping, I will try it and report back.
Here is the home recipe and then the way I envision preparing on the road:
1/4 cup minced garlic*
1/2 - 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil*
*you can use more or less garlic and oil depending on how much you want to make. I have no set formula. It also might be fun to add an herb.
Mince the garlic (by hand or in small food processor)
Add the garlic and oil to a small uncovered saucepan.
Cook on the lowest heat you have for at least 15-20 minutes. Make sure the garlic does not brown. Let it sit until it has cooled and put in a tightly sealed container. Refrigerate; use as needed.
ON THE ROAD:
Mince the garlic
Add the garlic and oil to a small covered saucepan.
Set by the campfire to keep the pan warming. Make sure the garlic does not brown. Cook by the campfire for at least 15-20 minutes; reposition if needed. Let it sit until it has cooled and put in a tightly sealed container. Store in your cooler.