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How to infuse your own olive oil at home (VIDEO)

Create your own infused olive oils just like the ones at the store

Olive oil has so many uses in the kitchen. Infused olive oil is a way to add unique flavors to the already versatile kitchen essential.

You can spend a lot of dough on the fancy bottles at the store, or you can make your own with this easy how-to. Don't be afraid to add a mix of different ingredients to the recipe and see where the flavors take you.

Here's what you'll need to create your own infused olive oil:

  • 1 cup total rosemary and oregano (you can use 1 herb or spice, or mix 2 of them)
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups olive oil
  • A bottle with an airtight seal
  • A heavy-bottomed, nonreactive saucepan to heat spices

A few things you'll want to note:

  • Be sure to use a heavy-bottomed saucepan for this.
  • We used a candy thermometer to make sure the oil reached 140 degrees F. You definitely don't want your oil to burn.
  • Your oil should smell aromatic. Give your oil a little taste (carefully!) to make sure it tastes strongly of the spices and herbs. If it doesn't, then add more flavorings, and heat again.
  • The oil will keep up to 1 month in the refrigerator. Be sure to let it reach room temperature again before using it.

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