Flavoured Oil Process?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by tranquilfirefly, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. tranquilfirefly

    tranquilfirefly

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    Flavoured Oils
    I want to make flavored oils, I have plenty of recipes and ideas for flavors but I am not sure of the process. Some say just add herbs and spices in and other says heat the oil to infuse the flavor and prevent botulism. I need specific instructions on the process of making and bottling please?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
     
  2. chiffonade

    chiffonade

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    Flavored oils can harbor botulism if fresh garlic is used. Regardless of whether or not you heat them. Steer away from the use of garlic.

    It makes sense to gently heat the oil with the flavoring agent, then cool and strain.