Today’s recipe is a delicious, sweet and spicy garlic confit that is so perfect for garlic bread and as a condiment, you’ll be shocked you haven’t tried it before! It’s a super simple recipe that just uses a slow cooker, and we think you’re going to love the results as much as we do!

overhead slow cooker garlic confit with fresh herbs

What is confit

Confit is a cooking term that indicates both how something is cooked as well as that it is a method of preservation. Basically, confit means a food item — fruit, meat, condiments, etc — is cooked in grease, oil, or syrup at lower temperatures than you would use for frying, and over a long period of time.

In this case, we’re making garlic confit similar to our spicy garlic confit but a little tamer and unbelievably dimple thanks to the slow cooker!. So we’re both preserving the garlic and cooking it to a beautiful, tender texture to use how you see fit! 

Why we love Slow Cooker Spicy Garlic Confit

We really love this recipe because it’s a great way of keeping garlic well-preserved to use for a long time! Plus, we’ve added some spice and sweetness to make this garlic really delicious when you do end up using it.

After it’s slow-cooked and preserved, you can use this to make super simple recipes like garlic toast. Do this by simply spreading the now-tender garlic confit on your toast. It’s tasty, healthy, and so so great! 

closeup overhead slow cooker garlic confit with fresh herbs

What equipment do you need for Slow Cooker Spicy Garlic Confit

To make this recipe, all you really need is a slow cooker! Slow cookers use moist heat to cook food over a long period of time — in this case, several hours. They’re perfect for making garlic confit because we don’t want to deep fry the garlic at all, so we can regulate the temperature.

overhead slow cooker garlic confit cooked

How to make Slow Cooker Spicy Honey Garlic Confit

  1. Add garlic, chili peppers, red pepper flakes, honey, olive oil and salt to the slow cooker.
  2. Give everything a gentle mix. Add herbs and cover.
  3. Cook on high for 3-3.5 hours, or until garlic is tender. 
  4. Cool completely and store in an airtight container and refrigerate. 
mason jar garlic confit
a mason jar full of garlic cloves submerged in oil

Slow Cooker Spicy Garlic Confit

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes
If you love garlic, you have to try this easy confit recipe. Throw garlic, herbs, hot chili peppers, some honey, and olive oil. It’s perfect to add to recipes or just on toasted bread!

Ingredients  

  • 1.5 lb peeled garlic found the large 3 lb bag at Costco
  • 3 dried chili peppers
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 spring fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil (or just enough to cover the garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
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Instructions 

  • Add garlic, chili peppers, red pepper flakes, honey, olive oil, and salt to the slow cooker.
  • Give everything a gentle mix. Add herbs and cover.
  • Cook on high for 3-3.5 hours, or until garlic is tender. 
  • Cool completely and store in an airtight container and refrigerate. 

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Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. The recipe calls for olive oil but the instructions do not specify when it should be added. Can you clarify that part of the process?