How to Roast Garlic

October 24, 2013 | By | Comments (0)

roast garlic

Sweet, spreadable roasted garlic is an incredibly versatile ingredient—you can use it on bread, stir it into mashed potatoes, turn it into dip, or add it to soups and casseroles. Because it’s milder than fresh garlic, it adds loads of flavor without being overpowering. It’s easy to roast it yourself at home. Here’s how:

1. First, cut off and discard the top third of the head of garlic to expose the cloves.

2. Place the garlic on a sheet of aluminum foil and top with about two tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Fold the foil into a sealed packet.

3. Place the packet on a baking sheet and roast in a 325 degree F oven until tender; this should take about 45 minutes to an hour. Let cool slightly, then squeeze. The soft, tender cloves should pop right out. You can use them right away, or store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

For more garlic tips—along with delicious recipes using garlic—check out our guide to garlic.

(Photo credit: Jamie Grill/Getty Images)

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