Garlic Oil

"Garlic flavored oil that's a nice addition to many dishes. It will keep in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. From Rozanne Gold, a favorite cookbook author. Cook time includes steeping/cooling time."
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Gently heat garlic and oil in a small saucepan for 5 minutes, until bubbles form on top; turn heat off and add bay leaves and peppercorns.
  • Steep and cool; can be kept, refrigerated, for 2 weeks.

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  1. I tried making this and putting it in inexpensive bottles for holiday gifts. It went over very well.
  2. It works and tastes good. I like a lot of garlic flavor so I heated it for longer and used a cracker to test it out along the way. After about 15 min it was nice and garlic-y.
  3. This doesn't take very much effort. I'm not sure how to store olive oil in the fridge because it will solidify; seems ok in a cool, dark cabinet. This is really great to have on hand.
  4. This very versatile oil can be used with just about any dish from salads to meats to potatoes. Great garlic flavor and always on hand when you need it. You'll never go wrong with a bottle of this in the refrigerator. Thanks for sharing ANOTHER great recipe, Sugarpea.


I’m a former interior designer and landscape designer. At the moment I get to enjoy being at home and working only when I want to. I like rollerblading, hiking, backpacking and trips to the ocean. I grew up on a farm in the Midwest and moved to the Northwest when I was thirty, over twenty years ago. I’m afraid they’ll have to bury me here in WA. This is God’s country and I’m never leaving. I have a smallish collection of cookbooks, preferring to use the library and a copy machine. Among my favorites though, are: Recipes 1-2-3, by Rozanne Gold, a collection of recipes containing no more than 3 ingredients (excepting water, salt and pepper); A Treasury of Great Recipes, by Mary and Vincent Price, recipes collected from friends and chefs of great restaurants around the world; The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, by Nancy Harmon Jenkins, about a collection of cuisines I’m convinced are the healthiest in the world and The Low-Calorie Gourmet, by Pierre Franey. Currently my passions are our dogs, the garden, cooking, the natural world and of course, Dh. I can now add Zaar to that list of passions (translate: addiction). We have three dogs, two rescued and one adopted. They are Sugarpea, a Golden Retriever, Chickpea, a Llasa Apso and Sweetpea, a Shih Tzu; small, medium and large. We’re quite a sight out on the trail. One of the things I am most fond of about living here is the ability to vegetable garden year ‘round.
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