How to Roast Garlic
Garlic, slowly roasted in the oven, loses its sharp bite and turns remarkably soft and mellow.
Roasted cloves are nutty, rich, slightly sweet and oh-so versatile.
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cut about ½ inch off the top of the head of garlic. Peel off any loose, papery skin.
2. Place garlic in a small ovenproof baking dish, cut side up.
3. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
4. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake in the oven until cut side is lightly browned and cloves are very soft, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
5. Remove, and allow garlic to cool slightly before squeezing the garlic paste from the cloves.
Try roasted garlic mashed into potatoes, blended into store-bought hummus, or in one of the recipes below. Roasted garlic is at its best, however, when treated simply--spread on crusty bread and drizzled with olive oil.
Roasted Garlic Bread
Broiled Chicken with Roasted Garlic Sauce
Wild Mushroom Puff Pastry
Cassandra's Yummy Lamb Chops
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Ready for more? Check out our All About Garlic article.
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