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How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Garlic

Roasting takes the edge off of garlic and brings out a rich, buttery, almost sweet flavor that’s completely different from its raw counterpart.  Roasted garlic becomes so soft it can be spread on bread, mashed into dips or sauces or added (whole or sliced) to any dish where you want its flavor and/or health benefits.  This simple process takes hardly any hands on time and will add wonderful flavor and nutrition to countless dishes…

How to Roast Garlic

Ingredients:

  • Whole head(s) of garlic
  • Olive oil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the very top off of each garlic head (about 1/4 inch) so that the cloves are exposed but the heads are still in one piece.
  • Place the heads, cut side up, in a small baking dish and drizzle with olive oil.  If the heads keep falling over you can trim the bottoms to help them sit flatter.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30-45 minutes until the cloves are fork soft and golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool to touch.  Then just squeeze the heads to remove the cloves from their shells.
  • Store any leftover cloves in the fridge for up to a week.

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