Broken Garlic Oil

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Appears in

Culinary Artistry

By Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page

Published 1996

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  • 1 ancho chile
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup good Spanish extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper


In 3 tablespoons of water, steam the ancho chile in a covered sauté pan for 5 minutes till tender. Remove excess water, add oil and 1/2 of the garlic. Cover pan and roast slowly for 45 minutes. Remove garlic and chile. Place in food processor and chop till coarsely puréed. Slowly drizzle oil into the machine till well mixed. Remove into bowl. Take remaining garlic and begin chopping with a knife. Add salt and mash it with your knife into the garlic. Go back and forth over the garlic in a circular motion. Add salt, garlic and cracked black pepper.