Okay, I'm fairly new to cooking and I'm pretty dumb so I'm hoping to get some info about something.
I was trying to make some garlic infused olive oil earlier today. I took the olive oil and warmed it up a bit and then proceeded to put raw garlic into the oil. It wasn't until a few hours later that I read that this is a big no-no as it can cause botulism.
I took the oil and garlic out and put it into a sauce pan. I put both the garlic and oil on the stove for a good few minutes as directed and then strained it so I was left with just the oil.
Is this still safe to use? I can't imagine a few hours would be that harmful but I'd rather not take any chances.
Forgive me if this all sounds fairly... "are you kidding me?!"... I'm still learning my way around!