This item is used in so many things I prepare in my kitchen that I have it in the fridge most of the year. Very easy to make and so useful. You will never need to buy garlic infused oil again. It lasts about two weeks in the fridge, and the cloves are great tossed with pasta.
1 cup olive oil
1 bulb of garlic, smaller cloves are better than big ones
Cut ends off of garlic cloves and take all skin off before cooking on low heat for about 6-8 minutes. Use a saute pan that is small enough for 1 cup of oil to cover cloves. Garlic will have air bubbles coming off the cloves like champagne bubbles. Do not let the cloves turn brown while cooking. Remove from heat and let cool. Oil and cloves will stay fresh in a covered jar for two weeks or more in the refrigerator. This has many uses as an oil or for the cooked cloves. I like the cloves in hummus, pasta or pizza. I use the oil for sauteing or dipping bread in.