Roasted garlic - leftover roasting oil - usable?
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.
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.
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.
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.