Simple Garlic Confit

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Simple Garlic Confit
Andre Baranowski

Garlic confit, a silky, spreadable condiment, relies on a French technique for gently poaching peeled whole cloves in oil or fat. The process caramelizes the cloves and concentrates their sweetness while infusing them with the oil or fat that renders them rich and creamy

Yield: makes about 2 1/2 cups

Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 cups canola oil, lard, or rendered chicken or duck fat
  • 1 cup garlic cloves, peeled


  • Simmer oil, lard, or fat with garlic cloves in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium-low; cook until garlic is tender, 35–40 minutes. Let cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.