Caramelized Garlic and Garlic Oil

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Scrivener1

I found this recipe in Peter Reinhart's book American Pie. Put the garlic on top of a pizza (try #186393) for a special treat or freeze/refrigerate it to use in other recipes. Save the oil for salads and sauces.

Top Review by VickyJ

This was very good. I made this recipe a couple of days ago and used it last night with some cooked rotini noodles.... just lightly tossed together. It was a nice garlic flavor, but not too much. Thank you for the great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Arrange the garlic cloves in a frying pan large enough to accomodate them in a single layer.
  2. Pour in the olive oil to cover the cloves, about 1 inch of oil.
  3. Place over medium heat and cook for 10 to 15 minute Stir from time to time.
  4. Garlic is done when it turns a beautiful golden brown.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, place the cloves in a bowl to cool. Return any oil that collects at the bottom to the frying pan.
  7. Once the garlic and oil have cooled, package the cloves in snack size freezer bags of 20 to 25 cloves.
  8. Freeze any bags that won't be used in 3 days.
  9. Transfer the garlic oil to a plastic container, cover and refrigerate. It will keep for several months.
  10. Makes 150 cloves and 1 cup oil.
  11. NOTE: You can make a smaller batch by simply adding the desired garlic to a frying pan and covering it with 1 inch oil.

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