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A great way to preserve a bunch of whole garlic cloves and have them at the ready. Soft as butter, for inclusion in any recipe calling for garlic. Garlic cooked this way is easier to digest than raw, too!
The quantities listed above assume you have purchased a giant jar of whole, peeled garlic cloves from the grocery store, used about 10 while the rest are in serious peril of getting moldy before you use them all! Garlic Confit is perfect for that.
Alternatively, if you have only a handful of garlic cloves you wish to make this with, you would only need perhaps 1/2 cup of olive oil. Basically, only use as much oil as you need to cover the cloves.
Put garlic into a heavy-bottomed pan and add enough olive oil to cover.
Bring to just barely a simmer and immediately turn heat down to the lowest heat setting. Cook for at least an hour. If you see the cloves getting brown, you are cooking them at too high of a temperature.
When the garlic is as meltingly soft as butter, they are done. Pour the garlic and the oil into container(s) that you can store in your refrigerator. Use the cloves in place of raw garlic for a delicious twist. Use just the oil for a subtle garlic flavor in any dish you would normally use plain olive oil.
I love using Garlic Confit because my husband is sensitive to raw garlic and this allows him to eat my food (and live in my house and stay married to me!).
The basil, balsamic vinegar and black pepper really elevate the strawberries in this recipe. This can be used in sweet or savory applications.
If you are lucky enough to live where the cherries are aplenty I advise you to print out this Sweet Cherry Vanilla Jam recipe and tape it somewhere that you will not forget about it when the cherries come into season! Or you can use frozen cherries like I did.
This recipe was made using the new Ball Jam & Jelly Maker but you can make it the traditional way also.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!