Fried Garlic (Toi Phi)

Mark this Fried Garlic (Toi Phi) recipe as a must-know if you’re a fan of Vietnamese cuisine or just love garlic! This deliciously crunchy fried garlic adds so much flavor to meats, stir-fries, noodles and rice. Sprinkle it on soups, sandwiches, savory cakes and dumplings, whatever you like. There’s no wrong way to enjoy it!

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Notes on the Fried Garlic (Toi Phi) Recipe, Tips and Tricks

My shortcut is to use whole peeled garlic in vacuum-sealed bags. (I purchase the garlic at Von’s market. It’s usually stocked in the produce section.) This convenience item saves a bit of time not having to peel the cloves.

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I like canola oil as it’s a mild-tasting. Sunflower, corn or olive oil works great in this recipe too. Feel free to use the oil you love.

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Once the oil starts bubbling, the garlic browns quickly so be careful not to scorch it. As soon as the garlic is lightly golden, turn-off the heat. The hot oil will continue frying the garlic to a golden brown.

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Not only is there delicious fried garlic with this recipe, you also have aromatic garlic-infused oil. Use the garlic oil in stir-fries, dressings or sauces. Optionally, combine the fried garlic and infused oil with balsamic vinegar to make a yummy dip for crusty bread.

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Fried Garlic / Toi Phi

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Fried Garlic / Toi Phi

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 Tbsp
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Trang

Mark this Fried Garlic (Toi Phi) recipe as a must-know if you're a fan of Vietnamese cuisine or just love garlic! This deliciously crunchy fried garlic adds so much flavor to meats, stir-fries, noodles and rice. Sprinkle it on soups, sandwiches, savory cakes and dumplings, whatever you like. There's no wrong way to enjoy it!

Ingredients

  • 20 medium garlic cloves , peeled
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil , canola

Instructions

  1. Smash the garlic cloves and then finely chop.

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  2. Transfer the chopped garlic into a small skillet. Add the vegetable oil.

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  3. Stir-fry the garlic over Medium heat until it's lightly golden, approximately 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat.

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  4. Stir the garlic in the hot oil for another minute or two allowing it to turn completely golden.

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  5. Transfer into a small sieve separating the garlic from the oil. Allow to cool completely.

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  6. Add the fried garlic to your favorite dishes. Use the garlic-infused oil in stir-fries, sauces or dressings.

  7. Store the fried garlic in an air-tight jar in the fridge for up to 3 months. Store the garlic oil at room temperature for up to one month.

Notes, Tips & Tricks

  • Use any vegetable oil you like. I prefer canola oil because it's mild-tasting. Olive oil is delicious too.
  • Once the oil starts bubbling, the garlic browns quickly. Fry just until the garlic is lightly golden and turn off the heat. The hot oil will continue frying the garlic into a golden brown.

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8 Responses to Fried Garlic (Toi Phi)

  1. Kim November 15, 2018 at 1:29 am #

    Hi. Tried and it turned out perfectly. I didn’t burn it following you instructions. Thanks for the recipe. Can you do a video on fried shallots? I tried and they were soggy.

    • Trang November 16, 2018 at 8:49 am #

      Hi Kim,
      That’s wonderful to hear your fried garlic was perfect! Good job! Yes, I could do a video on fried shallots. It’s just as easy. I’ll add your request to the list for upcoming videos. 🙂

  2. Hoa October 18, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    Dear co^ Trang,

    The fried garlic very delicious, and easy to make.
    Thank you for your new recipe.

    Best regard,
    Hoa

    • Trang October 18, 2018 at 11:45 am #

      Hello Hoa,
      I am happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe and it was easy to make! Thanks for stopping by to share your results. Happy Cooking! 🙂

  3. Haley October 18, 2018 at 9:18 am #

    Hi Hi! I love fried garlic and your recipe is so easy. The garlic oil is a bonus! I used it to stir fry noodles and veggies and it smelled wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Trang October 18, 2018 at 11:44 am #

      Hi Haley,
      Glad you enjoyed the recipe. I love the garlic oil too. Great idea adding it to the stir-fried noodles. Yum!

  4. Anh October 12, 2018 at 9:40 pm #

    I always scorch my garlic so thank you for the tip. May I ask what type of pan you are using? Is it a ceramic nonstick? Thank you

    • Trang October 18, 2018 at 9:13 am #

      Hi Anh,
      Yes, it’s a ceramic non-stick pan. I am glad you like the tips! Enjoy! 🙂

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