Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oven-Roasted Garlic

The classic way to enjoy these caramelized cloves is to simply spread on crusty bread, with a little sprinkle of salt, and eat as is.

Make 6 Whole Roasted Garlic Bulbs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

•6 whole garlic bulbs (as close to the same size as possible)
•2 tbsp olive oil
•salt to taste
•foil as needed

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Turn the whole bulb of garlic on its side, and with a sharp knife, cut off the top 1/3rd of the bulb. Be sure to cut the top (pointed end), and not the bottom (flat, root end).
  • Place each whole garlic on a piece of foil, about 8-inches square, with the cut side up. Drizzle one teaspoon of olive oil over the cut surface, and sprinkle with salt. Draw up the foil and wrap the garlic to seal.
  • Place in a baking dish and roast for 45-50 minutes, depending on size, until the garlic is soft, and golden-brown. Remove from foil, and serve. The cloves will pop right out of the paper skin when squeezed.
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