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Easy recipe for preserved garlic in oil, another great foodie gift for Christmas
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: preserves
Servings: 4
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 300 g garlic cloves
  • 200 ml Olive oil
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp pickling spice
  • Salt to taste


  • Peel the garlic cloves and boil in salted water for 2 mins
  • Remove from water, dry on kitchen paper and set aside to cool
  • Sterilise small jars and fill with the garlic and add the oil and the spices
  • Seal the jars and store in a dark place for 2 months before using
  • The garlic will be crisp for 3 months then soften
  • Use on salads, mashed potatoes, soup, pasta etc