Garlic in Oil at Home and On the Road

Garlic in Oil for Your Pantry

garlic oil 

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.

AT HOME:

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.

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