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Crisp-Fried Garlic

(recipe, Matthew Amster-Burton)

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These are good on salads and as a garnish for stir-fries and soups, Asian or otherwise. The recipe is adapted from James Oseland's Cradle of Flavor.


  1. Peanut oil
  2. Garlic cloves, peeled and trimmed and cut into paper-thin slices


  1. Pour one inch of oil into a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high to 365 degrees.
  2. Add the garlic slices (working in batches if you have more than ½ cup of slices) and stir gently but constantly with a slotted spoon until they turn golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the garlic to paper towels. Use immediately or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.


Read more about the stinking rose in Matthew Amster-Burton's column on garlic.