Libby Morganconfit

Confit Garlic

Libby Morganconfit
Confit Garlic

Makes 1 cup of confit
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 bulbs of garlic
  • Olive oil

Method

Peel the garlic cloves and place in the base of a small, heavy-based saucepan. Cover with olive oil, so the oil is about 1/2 a centimetre over the garlic. Place this in a very low oven (120 fan forced) for 2 hours or until the cloves are soft and a rich golden colour. You can cook these on the stove-top but the garlic will smell quite strong as it cooks! In this case, begin to cook the garlic on medium heat and just when small bubbles start to appear in the saucepan reduce the heat to its lowest setting and cook for about 35 minutes. Store, still covered by the oil, in a sterilised jar for up to a month.

Variation - add a few sprigs of thyme or rosemary to the jar before sealing.