Garlic is one of our favorite ingredients for any recipe. They can be used to flavor any dish you can think of. Even raw they are an essential ingredient in many recipes. They are healthy, and provide us with many nutrients and benefits for our health. In addition to the flavor and aroma so characteristic that they give to our dishes. And, although it is an ingredient that remains in good condition for a long time, we can also prepare great oil preserves with garlic to have them always ready to use. And today we are going to see how to prepare garlic canned in oil. Don’t miss it!
Canning garlic is very simple and easy. In addition, we will also get an oil flavored with garlic to which we can give a multitude of uses. From cooking with it to give more flavor to our meals, to dressing salads or making toast with it.
How to use canned garlic in oil?
These garlics are the same as the fresh ones. But with the difference that they will have a more enhanced flavor thanks to the oil. We can use them in a multitude of recipes, both raw and for cooking.
If we chop them, we can add a spoonful to our sofritos or any other stew. Since in addition, they will also carry the oil.
And if we want to use them in raw, it will be enough to add these garlics to our favorite dishes. In raw, we can add them, for example, to any salad where the powerful garlic flavor combines well. We can also use these garlic with oil as a base for our salad dressing.
Have you tried garlic toast for breakfast? They are usually made by rubbing a clove of garlic on bread with oil, but we can also add a few bits of our garlic in oil preserves. Or, use only the oil where we are preserving them.
Recipe of garlic in oil preserves. Keep your garlic ready to use for a longer time.
Canned garlic can be preserved in many ways. Either keeping them whole, without cutting, or keeping them chopped in small pieces, sliced… The ideal is to keep them as we use them the most. That is to say, if we normally add them whole to our stews, keep them like this. If on the contrary you usually include them well chopped, make the canned garlic by chopping them.
Once we have prepared the garlic, it will be enough to keep them in an airtight glass jar, and cover them with oil. Add some bay leaves, previously washed and, if we want, some peppercorns to give more flavor.
Remember to leave them in oil for at least 5 days before using them so that they are perfectly integrated with the oil. Once ready, they will keep in good condition for up to 3 months, as long as we keep them covered with oil. So do not use all the oil leaving the garlic in the air, or, if you do, refill it again with more oil. They always have to be covered to keep them in good condition.
Let’s see how to make our garlic in oil preserves step by step, it won’t take you more than 10 minutes!
How to make canned garlic with oil
- 1 head of garlic
- 1 cup Olive Oil
- 5 Bay Leaves
- 5-6 black peppercorns (optional)
- We start by peeling the garlic. We will chop them into small pieces. Or, we can slice them. Cut them as you usually use them in your recipes.1 head of garlic
- Put the pieces in an airtight glass container. Add the oil, bay leaf and pepper.1 cup Olive Oil, 5 Bay Leaves, 5-6 black peppercorns
- Cover tightly and store in a cool, dry place. Leave at least 5 days for the garlic to get more flavor. Then, they will be ready to use in any recipe, both for cooking and raw.
Don’t throw away the oil! The oil has a powerful garlic flavor, which you can use to dress salads, to add a touch to your homemade bread or any other use you can think of.
As you can see, preparing this homemade preserve is very simple. And quick. Besides, did you know that garlic has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a multitude of diseases and ailments? Garlic has a multitude of properties and benefits for our health.
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