coconut fried garlic cloves

February 9, 2014
I remembered a fun party I threw on the roof of the building I lived in when I lived in the Marina District in San Francisco. I loved that apartment, it was a very large 1 bedroom, just blocks away from the Marina Green and the Bay. The party theme was all things garlic, and the event of the day was the Blue Angels flyover. We were able to see the faces of the pilots as they flew over us, it was really exciting.fried-garlic-sq


Here’s one of the recipes I prepared, it’s so easy and is actually good for you. Garlic has natural antibacterial properties. Coconut oil tastes delicious, and it is a medium-chain fatty acid that can help stimulate your metabolism, leading to weight loss. It also helps your body resist viruses and bacteria.

These fried garlic cloves can be used as a spread on bread, or in a vegetable dish, or eaten as is. Yum.

  • 10-15 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  1. Peel 10-15 cloves of garlic, and set aside.
  2. Over medium heat, melt 1/2 cup coconut oil in a thick bottom sauce pan.
  3. When the coconut oil is melted, put one clove in with a slotted spoon, and watch it until it becomes a medium to dark golden brown. At this point, the oil should be warming up, so turn it down to low and put in the rest of the cloves.
  4. Keep the heat low to medium-low and watch the cloves with a splatter screen over the pan. The slow cooking process allows the inside of the bulbs to cook before the outside browns. When the cloves are medium to dark golden brown, remove them with the spoon to a plate to cool.