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The Perfect Condiment: Garlic and Thyme Confit

The Perfect Condiment: Garlic and Thyme Confit

Garlic and Thyme Confit

Just a couple of simple ingredients come together to create an incredible condiment for everything from toasts and pastas, to grilled steak and seafood dishes.

For time immemorial, food has provided solace in difficult times and will continue to do so. From sniffles to major maladies, food has the power to heal the body, heart and soul. Garlic, nature’s potent bulb, offers cardiovascular benefits, bolsters immunity, and fights inflammation, according to numerous studies, making it a potent ally in our everyday health regimen. It’s also damn delicious.

Garlic confit is comfort in culinary form. Its pungency is tempered through slow poaching in oil, evolving into a succulence that’s both mellow and subtly sweet. The final product is so tender it effortlessly mashes with a spoon’s pressure. Infused with the aromatic depth of thyme, the oil is a fragrant delight. This confit is exquisite spread on toast, or as a potent upgrade to pasta dishes. Paired with grilled steak, it’s a revelation. Its rich, intoxicating flavor lends depth to savory sauces or even enhances the humble mashed potato. Really, when it comes to using this culinary treasure, the only limit is your own culinary creativity.

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Creating garlic confit is such a simple process it almost doesn’t qualify as a recipe. It truly is minimal effort for an exceptional reward. All it requires is slow poaching of garlic cloves in oil, with a sprig of thyme for that added depth. As for storage, garlic confit can be safely kept in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, ensuring you have this versatile flavor booster on hand whenever culinary inspiration strikes.

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Garlic and Thyme Confit

Garlic And Thyme Confit

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  • Author: Honest Cooking
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 jar 1x


Just a couple of simple ingredients come together to create an incredible condiment for toasts, pastas, meat and seafood dishes.


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  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil (1,8dl)
  • 2 tbsp fresh Thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 heads of garlic


1. Combine all the ingredients in a oven safe dish and bake at 300°F (150°C) for 50 minutes until the garlic is browned and completely soft yet holding shape. Let cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Confit
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
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