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Roasted garlic - leftover roasting oil - usable?

OysterHo Aug 30, 2009 04:51 PM

I roasted a couple of heads of garlic today and I saved the leftover olive oil it roasted in. Could I use that in a saute pan to fry some steak or whatever? There is salt and pepper in it too.

I roasted in 400 degrees for 1/2 hour, then dropped it to 300.

thanks :)

  1. C. Hamster Aug 31, 2009 12:16 PM


    I'd be a bit nervous about botulism, so I'd keep it in the fridge and use it up fast.

    1. Paulustrious Aug 31, 2009 10:38 AM

      No problem provided the oil doesn't have burnt garlic flavour. As other have said - sieve it. I do this all the time. There are some that worry that the garlic proteins allow the growth of botulinus whateveritis, so if you intend to keep the oil then refrigerate it.

      1. OysterHo Aug 30, 2009 06:30 PM

        well I did strain it and poured it into a very hot fry pan for my steak. I don't recommend doing that. It splattered, but then it calmed down. Delicious though!!

        Probably better for lower heats, I think.

        Thanks :)

        1. Full tummy Aug 30, 2009 06:00 PM

          I just finished a bottle of garlic-flavoured oil purchased from the grocery store and found it very handy.

          You could definitely use it on pasta (just add basil, tomatoes, parmesan, for example), as a bread dip, or for garlic bread. In mashed potatoes. In hummus. Brushed on pitas and broiled. Lots of options.

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            silverhawk Aug 30, 2009 05:10 PM

            crazy funny--about 5 minutes ago i wondered aloud to the silver fox what would happen if we roasted garlic in duck fat or bacon fat--the idea being to use the fat again.

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            1. re: silverhawk
              OysterHo Aug 30, 2009 05:26 PM

              There are little brown bits of garlic fibers so I'm thinking a strainer is definitely in order. Yours sounds so much better!! LOL

              1. re: OysterHo
                BeaN Aug 30, 2009 06:03 PM

                cheesecloth is your friend

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