Homemade Garlic-Infused Oil Recipe

Transform garlic into a useful, long-lasting, and flavorful Garlic-Infused Oil!

I love making ingredients from scratch, especially when it’s garlic-infused oil. It’s so versatile because you can use it to cook, garnish, marinade, and so much more. Adding garlic oil to your meals is an effective way of enriching the flavors of your favorite dishes.

Don’t you just love the smell of frying garlic in oil? Now, you can get a two-in-one oil that has the function of oil while having the flavor and aroma of garlic. Your favorite recipes will surely taste so much better.

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With this recipe, you can cook meals with a touch of garlic whenever you want and with no effort. It’s absolutely easy to make, affordable, and practical. Make garlic-infused oil to cook the best dishes!

How to Make Garlic-Infused Oil

Garlic-infused oil is a no-cook condiment recipe you can make in under ten minutes. You can prepare this even if you don’t have a blender or food processor. Are you ready to make this homemade delight? Let’s go!

Ingredients

You only need two ingredients to make Garlic-Infused Oil: garlic and oil! 

Garlic

I’m sure you’re not new to the flavor and aroma that you can get from garlic.

Did you know that garlic is not just a root vegetable but also a spice as well as a seasoning? Garlic is known for its bulbous structure with long and flat leaves. The bulb comes in a papery skin with several cloves underneath.

You need to peel the papery white skin of the garlic to unleash how incredible it smells and tastes. Peeling it is also fun because you can smash it against your knife and just peel it away.

It is one of the most versatile ingredients in the world because you can use it to sauté, roast, and fry – good for beef, fish, chicken, and even vegetables. Aside from using it for oil, you can also make garlic powder to spice up your meals! 

Health Benefits of Garlic

  • It enhances focus, memory, and cognition to keep you on your toes!
  • According to Spice World Inc., garlic can boost your immunity when you feel under the weather.
  • Garlic has natural properties to cleanse your body and put you in a better mood.
  • BBC Good Food also suggests garlic to help strengthen your bones.
  • Feel more relaxed and energized with your improved blood pressure from eating garlic.

Imagine the benefits you can get from using Garlic-Infused Oil for your meals! Garlic is certainly a super food that you need in your diet. I love using it for Fried Rice, Mashed Potatoes, and Chicken Gizzard Stew!

Sunflower oil

You can use many oils for this recipe, but I suggest sunflower oil because it’s good for your food and health. Like garlic, sunflower oil can also positively affect your diet and lifestyle.

It can keep your heart healthy by regulating your cholesterol levels. In fact, it’s also good for your brain and nerves. Its stability, even at high temperatures, makes it suitable for cooking. 

Don’t forget to use sunflower oil for deep-frying and stir-frying! It’s my go-to oil for Crispy Hot Dogs, Fried Yam, and Crispy Fried Fish. Wait until you try it with garlic – it is absolutely divine! 

Put these two together, and you’ve got yourself flavorful, aromatic, and organic Garlic-Infused Oil. How? Read on to find out how to make it and everything else you need to know about it! 

Directions

Here’s how you can make Garlic-Infused Oil:

  1. Peel the garlic using a knife
  2. Blend them in a blender or food processor until coarse.
  3. Then, add garlic paste to a jar
  4. Pour in sunflower oil or other oil of your choice.
  5. Cover and shake the jar until well infused.
  6. Transfer the contents into a bottle to store! 

What dishes do you plan on cooking with the Garlic-Infused Oil?

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Tips

Buying garlic

  • The garlic bulb should feel firm to the touch. 
  • It should not have molds or cracks. 
  • Southern Living suggests buying garlic that doesn’t have sprouts.
  • The garlic should also be whole when you buy it. However, you can also buy garlic that’s already in cloves.

Storing garlic

  • According to Master Class, you can keep the garlic at room temperature for about a week.
  • Meanwhile, peeled and chopped garlic can be stored in a container. Then, put it in the fridge for three days.
  • Freeze the garlic in freezer bags to last up to several weeks.
  • Otherwise, dehydrate the garlic to store it for a long time.

Peeling garlic

If you’ve had a hard time peeling garlic, then follow this guide:

  1. Separate the cloves with your hands or a knife
  2. Then, smash the garlic clove with the flat side of the knife.
  3. Easily pull the garlic skin to peel! 

No-Blender Garlic Paste

Instead of using a blender or food processor, you can also use a grater or knife. Mince the garlic as you normally would. Then, mash it by dragging the knife’s sharp edge against the garlic. Just add in some salt to make it easier to mash!

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In what other ways can you make the Garlic-Infused Oil better?

One of the best ways to add flavor to the oil is to include herbs like oregano, thyme, and rosemary to diffuse their flavors in the oil. These spices also taste incredibly well with the garlic.

To make it spicy, just add in some chili flakes or fresh chili peppers. Just adjust the level of spice to get the flavor that you like. For a citrusy quality, squeeze in some lemon juice or lime juice for an extra zing.

Give the garlic an enriching flavor by roasting the garlic cloves in the oven until soft and caramelized. Mash the garlic into a paste and add some oil to add volume. There’s also an Asian version with garlic, ginger, scallions, and a splash of soy sauce.

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  • Food processor: Make the garlic paste in a food processor.
  • Knife: Peel the garlic using a knife.
  • Jar: Infuse the oil with the garlic paste in a jar.
  • Bottle: Store the garlic-infused oil in a bottle.

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How to Use Garlic-Infused Oil

Whenever you’re using garlic-infused oil, ensure that you are using it for the right recipe. For instance, it might not be the best oil for greasing a loaf tin for a cake, right? Let’s talk about how you can make the most out of this oil.

I suggest using it for frying, baking, dressing, and roasting. It especially tastes delicious when added to sweet, spicy, and savory dishes to bring out the best flavors. Just imagine how much better it will be with herbs and spices.

Here are some of the best recipes that I love cooking in garlic-infused oil:

Storage Tips

At room temperature: According to Oklahoma State University, you can best keep infused oil at room temperature for ten days only.

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In the fridge: Put the oil in the fridge for several weeks.

To freeze: You can freeze the oil in ice cube trays. Then, store them in freezer bags to store for several months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long can garlic-infused oil last?

Garlic-infused oil can last for several months in the freezer. You can also keep it in the fridge for weeks. Oklahoma State University suggests keeping infused oils at room temperature for ten days only.

According to Cook Gem, garlic-infused olive oil can last up to a year, depending on how you store it. It can be refrigerated for a few weeks and frozen for months!

What is garlic infused oil used for?

Aside from having positive effects on your health, garlic-infused oil is great for adding flavor to your dishes. It can taste great in meat, vegetables, fish, chicken, and more. You can also use it as a marinade or dressing.

How long to leave garlic in oil?

When infusing your oil with garlic, keep track of the time because leaving garlic in the oil for too long can increase the risk of food poisoning. It’s good for a few days at room temperature or longer in the fridge.

Is garlic-infused oil safe?

Yes, it is absolutely safe. As long as you infuse the oil with garlic for an adequate time, you can be sure that the oil will be delicious and healthy.

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Garlic-Infused Oil

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Take your dishes to the next level by cooking them in delicious, fragrant, and organic Garlic-Infused Oil!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 250 ml
Course Condiment/spice
Cuisine Asia, Asian
Calories 780kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup sunflower oil

Instructions
 

  • Peel the garlic using a knife.
  • Blend them in a blender or food processor until coarse.
  • Then, add garlic paste to a jar.
  • Pour in sunflower oil or other oil of your choice.
  • Cover and shake the jar until well-infused.
  • Transfer the contents into a bottle to store!

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Notes

  • Peel the garlic easily by smashing it with the flat side of the knife. 
  • You can make the garlic paste with a knife or grater too. 
  • Store the oil in the fridge or freezer for a long shelf life.

Nutrition

Serving: 100ml (of 250ml)Calories: 780kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.4gFat: 87gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 73gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.1mg
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