Monday, September 6, 2010

Fried Garlic Oil


Fried garlic oil - the condiment that I can't miss in my cooking. I always store some fried garlic oil in the kitchen. I made some over the weekend so that I can use it in my cooking throughout the week. I use it to garnish boiled vegetables and soups. It makes huge difference in taste for the dishes mentioned.


Fried Garlic Oil

Ingredients:
1 bulb of garlic, peeled and choped
half cup of oil

Steps:
Heat up oil in a wok. Fry the chopped garlic under medium flame. Continue to stir it under it turn golden yellow. Remove it from wok and leave it cool in a bowl. You can see the fried garlic turns golden brown after a while. Store it in an air-tight container after it cooled down to room temperature.

Tips: 
Do not wait till the garlic turns golden brown before you off the flame. This will burn the garlic.

17 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I used to make this and keep in a a jar. But then I became lazy and no longer did it.
Lazy to wash the jar after use ;)

TasteHongKong said...

Agree, it can even spicy up a plain dish of veggie.

Indie.Tea said...

I bet the fried garlic oil goes with everything. It sounds like a fabulous thing to have on hand...yum.

the lacquer spoon said...

Love this aromatic and versatile oil. Great idea!!

New Kid on the Blog said...

same here... but the process of cutting the garlic is yucky. took long time to get rid of the smell.

Little Inbox said...

wendyywy, I prefer to store some rather than to make it each time I need it, haha...consider as lazy also.

TasteHongKong, yup true. :)

Indie.Tea, yes it is. Thanks for dropping by.

the lacquer spoon, it's quite a famous practise over here to keep a jar of garlic oil in the kitchen.

New Kid, not at all, I already get used to it. It takes me quite fast to peel and chop the garlic. Seems like I practice a lot. :P

Anncoo said...

I remember my grandma did this but not me...lazy lah!

tigerfish said...

I like fried garlic. I usually add a bit in chicken porridge. Too much and it will over-power.

babe_kl said...

I do this too! Can use for so many things ;-)

Paula said...

that`s really great idea!

MaryMoh said...

I love garlic oil...can't survive without it. It makes cooking very easy.

Jessica said...

Garlic oil sure helps speed up cooking prep. Love it!

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Little Inbox said...

Anncoo, my mom do it in this way, so I just follow her, hehe...

tigerfish, normally I add about 1/2 tsp.

babe_KL, I see. We have the same practice. :)

Little Inbox said...

Paula, hello. Welcome and thanks for dropping by.

MaryMoh, me too. .I don't know how to cook without garlic, haha...

Jessica, yes it is for sure. :)
Thanks for dropping by.

Juliana said...

My mom buys garlic at Costco and make this garlic...then she place in jars and "distribute" to her kids...I love it! So tasty :-)

xin said...

i am still trying to master the art of getting the crispy level right. sometimes i scoop it out too early then the garlic is undercooked. sometimes i leave it in the wok for too long and it turned black :(

noobcook said...

I totally love this. great topping for oyster sauce vegetables and steamed butterflied prawns :p~

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