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!
Smash the garlic cloves and then finely chop.
Transfer the chopped garlic into a small skillet. Add the vegetable oil.
Stir-fry the garlic over Medium heat until it's lightly golden, approximately 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Stir the garlic in the hot oil for another minute or two allowing it to turn completely golden.
Transfer into a small sieve separating the garlic from the oil. Allow to cool completely.
Add the fried garlic to your favorite dishes. Use the garlic-infused oil in stir-fries, sauces or dressings.
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.