Slow roasting garlic results in a creamy, sweet and mellow flavor that is the perfect compliment to spicy mustard and bright lemon juice.
Roasting garlic is, hands-down, one of the easiest and most affordable ways to elevate home-cooked food to restaurant quality.
If you’ve never roasted your own garlic at home, you’ll be amazed (and thrilled) to learn that the process is as easy as 1-2-3:
First, using a sharp knife, slice 1/4 inch off the top of a whole head of garlic to expose the individual cloves. (Hint: Find the root of the bulb and cut off the opposite end of the head. Similar to chopping an onion, always leave the root in-tact.)
Next, place on large square of foil and drizzle with olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper.
Lastly, Wrap foil tightly around the garlic head and throw in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes.
End result? Soft and creamy cloves of perfection that add a sweet and mild garlic flavor to anything from pastas to pizzas to sandwiches and more.
What does roasted garlic go well with?
One of my favorite uses for roasted garlic is to whisk it into a vinaigrette with lemon juice and olive oil.
Your fork is waiting.
How to Roast Garlic Cloves In The Oven
- 1 head garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- First, using a sharp knife, slice 1/4 inch off the top of a whole head of garlic to expose the individual cloves. (Hint: Find the root of the bulb and cut off the opposite end of the head. Similar to chopping an onion, always leave the root in-tact.)
- Place whole garlic cloves on top of a 12 x 12 square of tin foil and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Wrap foil around the garlic tightly and roast in oven for 45 minutes; let cool.
- When garlic is cool enough to handle, gently push garlic out of skin and mash with a fork or eat cloves whole.
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