A Pleasant Little Non-Recipe | Basil Oil

Basil Oil

basil evoo half

Author note: One of my favorite things to make with basil is basil infused olive oil. If a more concentrated flavor of basil is desired use a large handful of basil leaves (about 50-60 good sized leaves). If a lighter basil tone is desired, use fewer leaves (about 20 leaves). This oil goes great in fritattas, pasta, scrambled eggs, salad dressings, soups–the possibilities are endless.

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

basil leaves, tied together with kitchen twine

  1. Place the oil and the basil into a medium sized skillet. Heat on medium-low for about 15 minutes. Keep on eye on the oil and make sure it does not begin to boil.
  2. Take the skillet off the heat, remove the basil and allow to cool. Strain the oil into a container. Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place.

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