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Garlic confit about to go into the oven.
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Garlic Confit

A slow cook in olive oil at low heat with herbs and spices transforms fresh garlic cloves into soft and spreadable cloves of garlic confit!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword garlic, olive oil
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 2 cups


  • 5 small heads garlic cloves seperated, with peel intact.
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 dried chiles if a bit of heat is desired
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper peppercorns


  • Prehehat the oven to 250°.
  • In a small baking dish combine the garlic cloves with the oil, herbs, dried chiles if using, and spices.
  • Cover with foil and bake until garlic is tender, 60–75 minutes. The garlic is done when the cloves easily pop out of the cloves when squeezed and are soft and jammy.