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Toasted Garlic

Total time 15 mins
Yield Makes 2 tbsp.
Toasting garlic makes it crunchy and sweet. 


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

Nutrition Information

  • calories 43
  • caloriesfromfat 70 %
  • protein 0.5 g
  • fat 3.5 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 2.8 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • sodium 1.5 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, until garlic is golden brown and crunchy, 5 to 7 minutes. If it is darkening too fast, lower the heat. Be careful not to overcook or it will become acrid.

  2. Pour garlic into a fine-mesh sieve, reserving oil, and drain on paper towels. Oil keeps, chilled airtight, up to 1 week, and is great on rice or in salad dressing.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Adapted from Vietnamese Home Cooking, copyright 2012 by Charles Phan.