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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!


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


  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.

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