Monday, August 31

Garlic Chips

I remembered seeing these on Rachel Ray a while ago, and it just popped back in to my head to try them yesterday. They sounded so simple and of course, any form of garlic is good in my book. The trick to these are to cook them over low heat because garlic burns very easily. Once it turns brown, you have to immediately remove them from the oil or otherwise they will burn and taste bitter (I burnt a couple of them until I got the hang of it). These are awesome garnishes on vegetables — green beans, potatoes, broccoli, etc. — or just as a snack. Not to mention, the oil that remains is now infused with garlic and adds tremendous flavor when used in cooking vegetables, meat or chicken.
Garlic Chips
3-4 Garlic cloves
1/4 cup oil, I used olive

1 Cut garlic cloves into really thin slices, I used a mandolin (and I didn't cut myself this time!)
2 Heat oil in a small deep saute pan over medium to low heat. When you throw in a garlic chip and it bubbles around it, you know the oil is hot enough.
3 Cook garlic slices until slightly brown, about 3 minutes, and immediately remove from oil. You can cook may slices at one time, but don't overcrowd the pan.

23 comments:

Soma said...

Love Garlic. In Indian cooking we do a lot of sauteing the garlic before the cooking.. almost this way! what wonderful flavors.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

very interesting. I'm tempted to try this, but scared of burning them and stinking up my house!

Leslie said...

mmm, so good. I am pretty sure I would be needing a mint after snacking on these

maybelle's mom said...

looks good--I am such a ditz, I don't think I would actually make them without burning them.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Yummy! I love garlic and I will definitely give this a try!! Hope your week is off to a great start.

Hugs,
Karyn

5 Star Foodie said...

These garlic chips must taste fantastic! When I first had cooked garlic by itself and was surprised how much I liked it, so I can't wait to try the chips!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, too good!

Cheers,

Rosa

noobcook said...

They look good! What an unusual and tasty looking snack.

Reginald @ Ceramic Canvas said...

Looks yummy. I'm gonna give these a try.

My comfort food network said...

Garlic chips...what can be better then this. Btw, what mandolin do you have? I plan to buy one soon.

Grace said...

i would totally just nosh on these willy-nilly! what a great little munchie, and you're right--they'd make a stellar garnish and crunch-factor to all kinds of dishes!

mycookinghut said...

I love garlic. I reckon this should be good as sprinkle in noodle soup!

Juliana said...

Yummie...these garlic chips look so tasty...

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

YUM!!! I love these!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

These are beautiful. Do they come with a toothbrush?

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I think I could probably just eat them like chips! mmmmmm....

Cucinista said...

Great idea! I will have to make some of these.

Erin said...

Oh, man, those look good. At my house it's never a bad thing to add garlic to a dish! I wanted to make garlic confit to keep in the fridge, but found out it can get bad pretty quickly that way. But these garlic chips would probably hold up for at least a little while. YUMMY!

nora@ffr said...

garlic is soo good for health!!! i vud love to try these garlic chips :)

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Oh yum! I was nibbling on the leftover chunks of garlic from our stir fry last night, so this looks right up my alley!

Chef Fresco said...

Garlic Chips wow! These look great although it's a lot of work for a little crunch.

Ingrid said...

Yum! Wait! Wasn't it you that gave us those yummy fried capers? Yes, I do believe it was and like a dummy I still haven't tried them. I need to break out the fryer this weekend.
~ingrid

Debs said...

How lovely, wanting some now LOL. I bet they'd be delicious as a garnish to soup, yum.