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Garlic Confit

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Why do some chefs blanch their garlic before confit-ing?

Thanks!

post #2 of 7

To remove any bitterness.
 

post #3 of 7

I predict at least....4 responses telling you that garlic confit isn't really "confit." 

 

But yes, to remove some bitterness. I find it to be an un-necessary step, but a lot of chefs swear by it. 

post #4 of 7
I have never blanched my garlic before confitting personally. I'm guessing its one of two things to remove biterness like soignee said or just to lessen confit time.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Lessen confit time?

It only takes about 45 minutes on the stovetop. Set it and forget it, no?

post #6 of 7

Today everything is a Confit. Guess it sounds nice? Or you can charge more.

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Originally Posted by soignee View Post

To remove any bitterness.
 

I agree with you soignee.

Depending the dish being created, blanching , be it garlic or onions, the palate will be hit with a more subtle flavor, takes on a sweeter profile without the added aftertaste.

 

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