Roasted Garlic Oil

Roasted Garlic Oil: Jarred

I have seen a few herb or flavoured oils on the blogsphere that have sounded pretty interesting. I recently came across a recipe that called for some roasted garlic oil and I though that it was time that I give it a try. It turned out to be pretty easy to make. It was the same as making roasted garlic except that you use a lot more oil to absorb all of the flavour. You can also add hints of other flavours like thyme and peppercorn by adding them to the oil while it roasts. The roasting garlic smelled really good and the oil retained that aroma. The oil had a really amazing roasted garlic flavour. It was well worth the effort to make. The best part might be all of the roasted garlic that is left over that you can use for other things. :)

Roasted Garlic Oil: BeforeRoasted Garlic Oil: AfterIngredients
3 heads garlic
2 cups olive oil
3 sprigs thyme
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns

Directions:
1. Cut the tops off of the heads of garlic.
2. Place the garlic in a baking pan with the cut side down.
3. Add the thyme and pepper.
4. Pour the oil over the garlic, thyme and pepper.
5. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 300F oven until the garlic is golden brown and soft, about an hour.
6. Drain the garlic oil and set aside to cool.
7. Very Important: Reserve all of the amazing roasted garlic for other uses. :)

Roasted Garlic Oil

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35 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

roasted garlic is DIVINE; so of COURSE it'd be great for an oil - yum!

Jen Yu said...

Kevin, that last photo is THE BEST! Mmmmmmmm, so delish. I wonder what you'll make with that roasted garlic? :) The olive oil sounds dreamy too!

Vicki said...

Mmm...all I need is some crusty bread, and I'd be happy.

Manggy said...

Hey Kevin, what different sorts of meals did you use it on? :) (I bet we'll be seeing them in the future posts!)

cakebrain said...

Roasted Garlic is so good in mashed potatoes. I always dump a couple of heads in my potatoes...oh so good! Your garlic turned out fabulous; I could almost smell it!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I agree with Cakebrain. Roasted garlic with mashed potatoes is a match made in heaven!

RecipeGirl said...

Sounds like a terrific thing to have on hand for recipes. What will we be seeing in the next few days from you??? :)

Lina said...

wow! That looks amazingly delicious! I just want to dip some bread into that right now!

Psychgrad said...

2 for the price of 1 - very cool. I'm definitely going to try this.

Jan said...

I love roasted garlic! I must have a go at making garlic oil.

Sylvie said...

I'll jut go grab my crusty bread and I'll be around in a minute!

Peter M said...

Kevin, that roasted garlic is better than butter!

diva said...

oh that looks amazing. i really love flavoured oils. i got a tip from a cooking show once - after cooking crab, keep the shells. place them in a deep baking dish, drizzle loads of olive oil over and place in an oven for a little bit. you'll get crab flavoured oil! amazing.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great idea. Any special care for the oil into the jar or how long it will last, etc?

Grace said...

would it be worth the resulting foul breath? absolutely. :)

jamiegates said...

The roasted garlic looks delish! I will have to roast my own this afternoon and enjoy with some crusty bread.

giz said...

I'll bet you get totally hooked on this stuff. I'm looking for neat looking bottles to create garlic oil variations (with rosemary, with thyme etc) to use as gifts.

Medena said...

Hi Kevin! What great photos,and great recipe, just yummy! Love garlic! I am printing...

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Bellini Valli said...

This roasted garlic oil would be perfect for so many uses Kevin:D

Lori said...

The kitchen must have smelled great. And whoever gets that roasted garlic is so lucky!

Laurie Constantino said...

Great WHB entry Kevin! I love dual use recipes like this - the oil that can add flavors to many dishes and the wonderful roast garlic. I wish I had some right now to spread on the toast I'm having for breakfast.

Elle said...

Oh, I want some! Right now. To drizzle on potatoes!

Pam said...

Roasted garlic oil is next on my list!

Holler said...

Inspired Kevin! I must take note of this! I am intrigued to see what you use the left over roasted garlic for!

Rebecca said...

My husband would love this-on bread, pasta...yum!

noobcook said...

This looks AMAZING and home-made is definitely the best! :)

So Simple said...

Kevin

Love your photos. That garlic oil looks wonderful.
Roasted garlic is one of the wonders of the world.
Cheers

chriesi said...

This is great! I think I am going to make this for my mom as she adores garlic.

Greg Turner said...

I love the simple jar photo. I can't say why, exactly, but it's one of my absolute favorites.

vonsachsen said...

What a wonderful color that oil has!

Rosie said...

This is divine what a beautiful colour!

Rosie x

Deborah said...

Oooh, that photo of the roasted garlic has my mouth watering!!

adventuresinshaw said...

I adore roasted garlic, so this is going on my list of things to make this weekend! It just gives me a reason to make something else with roasted garlic too!

Kalyn said...

Oh yes, figuring out what to do with that leftover roasted garlic would be such a delicious problem.

Mileva Malik said...

Hi, I just foud your blog. So nice!
I´m about to make some roasted garlics but then I realized maybe you can help me:
Oce I tasted some hotcakes with pumking on them and cinnamon.
Do you know how to make them?
I live in france so I do not have pre made pancake flour :S so I mean from scratch
Thanks a lot

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