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Title: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: jeninwa on December 15, 2013, 09:28:27 am
As the title of the book says, this is so simple, the most time consuming was peeling the garlic. I bought some local garlic at the growers market this morning with this recipe in mind. I used 310 g evoo as that was all I had left, the smaller cloves broke down as it cooked so doesn't look as good as the photo in the book. It has a lovely sweet taste, there was a small amount that didn't fit in the jars, instead of wasting it I'm going to make some Caesar salad dressing.

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Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: trudy on December 15, 2013, 09:46:00 am
Thanks for the review.  I can't wait for my book to arrive this week.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: cookie1 on December 16, 2013, 07:45:06 am
Thanks Jeninwa. I can't wait to start cooking from it.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Katiej on December 23, 2013, 08:26:01 am
I made this today and as Jen said, it's very easy.
Loved the smell through the house when I was making it, but I do love garlic. I also had some oil left over, which I've put into another jar and will use as garlic oil when cooking.

I haven't tasted if yet, but I'm sure it will be wonderful.

I'll give one if the jars to my SIL in her Xmas hamper.

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Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Gertbysea on December 23, 2013, 09:10:32 am
I have seen peeled garlic sold by the kilo. Next time. I see it I will make it though I really don't mind peeling garlic. It could be peeled in the TMX but it breaks up some cloves .
Thanks girls.

Gert
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Bonsai on December 23, 2013, 11:47:55 am
I don't think some broken cloves would matter as Jeninwa points out they get a bit broken up during cooking anyway (the photo in KIS looks as if a few cloves are smushed a bit). It doesn't matter, you can't taste shapes 😉
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: goldfish on December 23, 2013, 07:57:29 pm
Have ordered my book (one for DD, too) but they won't arrive until after Christmas. If someone has the time and they could pm me the recipe/instructions for this, I'd really appreciate it . .!
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: JulieO on December 23, 2013, 08:27:47 pm
Goldfish, I will PM you.  :)
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: goldfish on December 23, 2013, 08:54:38 pm
Many thanks, JulieO! :-*
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: JulieO on December 23, 2013, 09:00:38 pm
You're most welcome Goldfish.  ;D
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Wonder on December 23, 2013, 09:43:16 pm
I'm really trying hard not to purchase this book but all these reviews are making it very hard.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: goldfish on December 23, 2013, 10:11:08 pm
I'm really trying hard not to purchase this book but all these reviews are making it very hard.

;D tell me about it!! Lol.  So it was one for me and one for DD!  Somehow, I don't think you'll regret it, Wonder!
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 29, 2013, 01:19:24 pm
This is required for quite a few recipes so I made up a batch tonight. I used 6 heads and 310g oil.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Gertbysea on December 29, 2013, 08:45:19 pm
Looks good CP. Sticky noted in my book.

Gert
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Gertbysea on December 30, 2013, 07:24:23 am
Good one Jen . I had large Tassie cloves but as you say the few tiny ones broke down in the cooking and I could have strained them out but why bother

I used 4 large cloves and enough EVOO to cover in bowl, about 275gms.

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Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: judydawn on December 30, 2013, 10:54:54 am
I don't have to make this, Katie gave me a jar the other day - thanks Katie. I really appreciated it.
Title: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: goldfish on January 06, 2014, 05:45:16 am
This is wonderful!!  Will be making plenty of this!!  A jar of the garlic and the oil went to a garlic loving friend who had invited DD and me to dinner - "......and don't bring a thing!" ... Perfect!! ;D

The oil was a much lighter colour than in the photo... just the result of the flash I think

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Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Gertbysea on January 06, 2014, 05:59:13 am
It is a lovely recipe which renders the garlic smooth and rich. Both have no many uses but we warned it does solidify in the fridge. No matter though


Gert
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: jeninwa on January 06, 2014, 06:21:20 am
It is a lovely recipe which renders the garlic smooth and rich. Both have no many uses but we warned it does solidify in the fridge. No matter though
Gert

Mine hasn't solidify yet, only thing I have made with olive oil that hasn't.
I have been using mine a lot in different recipes.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: TamG on January 16, 2014, 02:45:12 pm
I made this recipe and it is lovely.  I have used the end products in a few recipes so far as well.

The only problem I had was quite a few cloves were mashed up.  I think from looking at the pictures that people have posted that the cloves I used were too small.  When I make it again I will look for larger garlic cloves.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: matmob on February 06, 2014, 01:28:34 am
My cloves were also a bit small, but organic out of my own garden so I don't care!  There was a bit of sludge in the bottom, but I think I can see that in other peoples photos, I just tipped it into the jar with the garlic.  Certainly easy!
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: judydawn on February 06, 2014, 01:43:39 am
Tenina, I have one question about this confit. 

Step 6 - separate garlic cloves from the oil and use separately or together.

Step 7 - Garlic will keep well if submerged in oil in a sterilised jar in the fridge. The oil will solidify so is not pourable from the fridge.  It is safe to keep strained oil in the pantry.

Is the oil in which the garlic is cooked returned to the cloves of garlic or do you mean to use fresh oil?

I know I'm not the only one who is slightly confused here.

Remember the chicken stock recipe, you didn't say to discard the bones and some people were a little confused about that  ;)

Love the book Tenina  :-*
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Gertbysea on February 06, 2014, 05:04:43 am
I just made my second lot . I filled  a jar with the garlic, poured the leftover oil over it to fill I the jar and the rest of the oil I put in another jar. Both in the fridge for me. Seems I am using it every day. Excellent recipe.

Gert
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: fundj&e on February 06, 2014, 06:57:59 am
confit onion works well 2 
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: cookie1 on February 06, 2014, 11:58:20 am
I bought the garlic to make this so e time ago and still haven't done it. The intention is there.  :-))
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Gertbysea on February 06, 2014, 12:19:06 pm
Better  do it so before the garlic grows scapes though garlic scapes  are a  treat.

Gert
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: KarenH on February 09, 2014, 12:06:44 am
I have been lazy and bought a jar of garlic cloves already peeled (stored in water and salt).   If I was going to make this using pre-peeled garlic, would you just start from Step 5 where you put the peeled garlic in the bowl with the remaining ingredients and cook it?  I wasn't going to do the blanch and dunk in ice-water step, because I thought that was really just to make peeling easier  ??? ???
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Gertbysea on February 09, 2014, 03:43:58 am
Yes it does make peeling easy . I have discovered I can buy bags of fresh garlic already peeled and if I did I would do the same Karen.

Gert
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: fundj&e on February 09, 2014, 04:06:11 am
i buy the 1kg bags of peeled garlic from the markets 1/2 i will confit them and 1/2 blitz and add oil
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: cookie1 on February 09, 2014, 11:16:16 am
Better  do it so before the garlic grows scapes though garlic scapes  are a  treat.

Gert

What are garlic scapes please Gert?
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: jeninwa on February 09, 2014, 11:26:57 am
Better  do it so before the garlic grows scapes though garlic scapes  are a  treat.

Gert

What are garlic scapes please Gert?

I think it's the green bits that grow in the cloves when garlic is left unused.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Gertbysea on February 09, 2014, 09:16:06 pm
http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/garlic-scapes.aspx


http://m.wikihow.com/Use-Garlic-Scapes

Yummy and so good for you.

Gert
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: cookie1 on February 10, 2014, 12:53:19 am
Thanks. My learning for today. I will have to try them next time I get them.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 17, 2014, 02:12:57 pm
It's the first time I made this,followed the recipe exactly but ended up with a purée instead of whole cloves of garlic. ???
When it finished it's cooking I lined a sieve with butter muslin and carefully strained it.Put the purée in one jar and the garlic oil in another.
Oh well I will just use it by the teaspoonful :D
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Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: judydawn on July 17, 2014, 02:59:46 pm
It will still do the job Denise.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: cookie1 on July 18, 2014, 02:36:37 am
I have actually run out of this. I love it. Even DH was into using the oil as he thought it had a lovely flavour for fish etc. He is the chief fish cooker in this family. Over 40 years ago I wrecked some fish and now he cooks it, no complaints from me.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: judydawn on July 18, 2014, 03:45:35 am
It pays to mess things up occasionally then Cookie  ;)
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: cookie1 on July 21, 2014, 12:28:23 pm
Sure does.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: kmw on July 22, 2014, 02:10:13 pm
CC the same thing happened to me on the weekend, I've made it once before with no problems so not sure what happened but as you said we can use it by the teaspoon 😉
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 22, 2014, 02:21:19 pm
I'm so pleased to hear that you had the same problem too Kerry :D :D I thought it was "operator error" ie ME ;D
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: kmw on July 23, 2014, 02:17:11 pm
I know CC its nice to know we aren't alone  :)
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: JulieO on July 23, 2014, 11:00:08 pm
No you aren't alone.  Happened to me too so I just spoon it out.  :D
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: judydawn on July 24, 2014, 01:54:41 am
It just saves the chopping step girls - perhaps you could call it confit of garlic paste  ;)
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: cookie1 on July 24, 2014, 12:06:50 pm
A new recipe.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Cornish Cream on February 15, 2016, 05:29:11 pm
I made this again today.Ended up with garlic puree again. :-\ I might do as Karen suggested and buy peeled garlic next time.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: judydawn on February 15, 2016, 11:36:30 pm
Denise, how big are the cloves of garlic you're using.  If you use the bought peeled garlic, I find they are usually small and mine ended up mushy so now I buy fresh garlic with the biggest cloves I can find.  If you can only find smaller cloves then I'd suggest keeping an eye on them during the cooking process, they obviously don't need cooking as long.  At the end of the day though it doesn't matter how they end up, garlic is delicious done this way.  If giving as gifts though I can understand we would want them to look more presentable.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: troupie on February 16, 2016, 03:25:44 am
I made this but they were mashed up quite a bit but still they get mashed up in cooking so I am not worried. Only problem was that the fridge got a bit crowded and my jar fell out and smashed. Will make some more though but I could have cried because it was beautiful fresh garlic. A real Oops moments.
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: judydawn on February 16, 2016, 04:59:43 am
Troupie, I think I would have cried!
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Cuilidh on February 16, 2016, 07:40:57 am
Oh no, Troupie, what a disaster, after all that hard work  :'(
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: spersephone on February 16, 2016, 08:11:35 am
Oh that would have been very annoying!
Title: Re: Recipe review Confit Garlic & Garlic Oil - Keep it Simple
Post by: Cornish Cream on February 16, 2016, 09:32:41 am
I think it's the quality of garlic that's available to buy here Judy.I do pick the bulbs with the biggest cloves.I need to play around with the recipe and do as you suggest and use less cooking time.There is a renowned garlic grower on the Isle of Wight so will try to source the garlic from there.