Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
I got this recipe from my Mother-In-Law. Don't worry, it's ok. I think she got it from food network, but I'm not sure who. Check this out in my rosemary popcorn. I have been using flavored oils for a long time now, and if you are looking for a way to cook a healthy meal at home that tastes great, try switching to homemade flavored olive oils instead of butter or margarine. My wife and I were kinda doing a "South Beach"ish diet. Not trying that hard or even really working out and we lost 30 pounds in a month. The oils are also good to use in homemade vinaigrette dressings.
- Put the oil and rosemary in a med saucepan and let simmer over a low heat until the rosemary gets crispy.
- Drain oil and pour through a coffee filter.
- Let it cool completely before you bottle it.
- I keep mine on the counter next to the stove because I use it all the time. If you don't think you'll use it that much, I suggest that you refrigerate it, or it will go rancid in about a month.
- BE ADVISED! SOME LOCAL HEATH DEPARTMENTS CLAIM THAT THERE IS A RISK WHEN MAKING HOMEMADE FLAVORED OILS.
- To help avoid any risk of illness I suggest that you treat this entire procedure like you are doing home canning. SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INCONTACT WITH FOOD!
- I can't stress this enough. Botulism is nothing to mess around with. I have never had a problem with my flavored oils. Always smell them before you use them. If there is any doubt about the quality, TOSS IT! You can't be too careful.
- Be careful and enjoy.
I have been tempted to make my own flavored oils, but never got around to actually doing it. I'm glad that I finally gave it a try with this recipe. It was quick, easy, and very flavorful. I used this oil for recipe #210026 and it imparted such a wonderful flavor to the potatoes. I will be making this again to try with different dishes. Thank you for sharing.