Fried Garlic

Appears in
Memories of Philippine Kitchens

By Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan

Published 2006

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This is one of our favorite garnishes, and we also like to use it as a garnish for our fresh lumpia dishes.


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced


Heat the oil in a small skillet over low heat. Add the garlic and fry until nicely browned, about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the garlic to a paper towel–lined plate. Reserve the oil and use it in place of your usual oil to add flavor to sautéed dishes and the like. Romy likes to use the oil to baste roast suckling pig.