i like to spice up my olive oil...vs. using it straight from the container. and i never buy them already flavored. not when it's much more economical...and so easy to make it yourself.
- olive oil
- crushed garlic cloves
- red pepper flakes
add all to non-metal pan. heat on low to a simmer. turn off flame. cover & cool.
let it cool over night to impart more flavor. strain and poor it into decorative containers.
use in salad dressing...on pasta...or when stir-frying.
*if you'd like to store herbs in the finished oil product...you must use dried herbs.