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An easy garlic confit recipe.

Garlic Confit

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 jar 1x
  • Category: How-To
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: French


Garlic Confit – A simple and delicious culinary technique that leaves you with the most savory garlic and beautifully infused olive oil!


  • 1 cup rendered chicken fat or extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heads of garlic, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 24 sprigs of fresh thyme


  1. Place rendered chicken fat or olive oil into small saucepan.
  2. Add whole garlic cloves, salt and thyme.
  3. Let simmer, covered, approx. 1 hour or until garlic becomes browned.
  4. Add additional salt to taste.
  5. Store for later to use in any of your favorite recipes, like Garlic Hummus!


  • Oven Method: add olive oil/chicken fat, garlic cloves, salt and thyme to oven-proof pan and place in oven at 250 for 2-2.5 hours
  • Storage:  Store in airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
  • Herbs: we love using fresh thyme, but you could also use fresh rosemary sprigs, a bay leaf, star anise, or black peppercorns!
  • Leftover Oil/Chicken Fat: Use garlic and/or leftover olive oil or chicken fat for cooking – we love using it in this Lemon Garlic Chicken
  • Pro tip: pour some of the oil into ice cube trays and then you have pre-portioned servings of olive oil that you can use as needed!

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