This recipe is incredibly easy to prepare and provides both garlic oil and minced garlic to be used in recipes over the course of a week. Its a time-saving strategy that works for me when I'm cooking up a storm during the holidays or in the days leading up to a party. When the cooking load isn't so heavy, I scale down the porportions to fit my needs.
Measurement wise, a good rule of thumb is that 1 medium clove of garlic equals 1/2 teaspoon minced.
This recipe can easily be quartered or halved. It keeps well in the refrigerator for about a week.
1 large head fresh garlic
1 cup extra virgin olive oil