Learning how to roast garlic is easy and this step by step tutorial will have you making and adding it to everything! Is is perfect for spreading on bread, adding to dips, salads, pizzas, pastas and just about anything.
Roasting the garlic turns it into something soft, sweet and caramelized. The flavor is much gentler and you can substitute it for raw garlic in any recipe.
I like to roast several heads at one time. You want to roast the entire head, not individual cloves. I think the easiest and best way to roast garlic is in the oven. It only takes about 40-45 minutes and it makes your house smell amazing!
Best way to roast garlic
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Remove the papery outer skin of the garlic. Keep the cloves intact.
3. Cut the tops off of the heads of garlic, about 1/4 inch, exposing the cloves inside. Place the heads of garlic into a muffin tin if you are doing multiple heads.
4. Drizzle with olive oil, let it run down the sides of the garlic. About 1-2 teaspoons per head.
5. Cover the tops of the heads of garlic with a piece of foil.
If you prefer, you can place the heads of garlic on a piece of foil, wrap them up tight to prevent the oil from leaking out and place them in a baking dish. I will use this method if I am only roasting one head of garlic.
6. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the cloves turn a deep golden brown and are caramelized around the edges. You want the cloves nice and soft so they can be easily squeezed out of the skin. Your roasting time will depend upon the size of your heads of garlic.
7. Allow the garlic to cool for a bit and then squeeze the cloves of garlic out of the skin.
How do I store roasted garlic?
Store roasted garlic in an airtight container. It can be kept in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Easy Roasted Garlic
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