Guys, I failed.
Since I had Monday off, I decided to start my day off on a productive note. I’ve been wanting to make Rosemary Infused Olive Oil for awhile now and since olive oil is my preferred salad dressing, I thought this would be the perfect addition to my lunch salads this week.
I went to my local grocery store and picked up a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 3 sprigs of fresh Rosemary.
Directions I found online said to heat 2 cups of olive oil in a small sauce pan until small bubbles form. Add crushed rosemary to the heated oil and steep for about 2 minutes over medium heat. Cover, remove from heat, and let the herbs infuse the oil for 2 hours. Sounds easy peasy.
Things didn’t seem right when my pot of oil started smoking. I kept waiting for the small bubbles, but before I knew it, my smoke alarm was going off. After opening a window and burying my smoke alarm in the hamper, I decided enough was enough, time to add the rosemary.
Problem number two. The herbs immediately sizzled and basically fried as soon as I dropped them in! Oops, I guess my oil was way too hot.
I decided to keep going and let everything simmer for the two hours.
Unfortunately, all I got was olive oil infused with burnt. 😦
And my apartment smelled vaguely of burnt oil for the rest of the day and this ended up in the garbage.
Oh well, can’t win ’em all right? Will I try it again? Probably. And I’ll be sure to let you know if I have better luck next time!
How About You?
Do you have any DIY or Pinterest inspired projects that turned out to be a bust?