Roasting garlic takes away the strong, bitter taste of raw garlic and gives it a milder, nutty flavor and a soft, spreadable texture. You can spread the roasted garlic onto crusty bread, blend it with mayonnaise to make a sandwich spread, or mash it into cooked potatoes with butter and cream.
Makes: ⅓ cupHands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy
Makes: ⅓ cup
- 2 large heads garlic
- 4 Tbsp. olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Cut about ¼" off of the top of each garlic head to expose the individual cloves. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil, making sure that they stay upright inside the foil.
- Place in a hot oven and bake for about 40 minutes, or until cloves are soft. Let garlic cool until it can be handled but has not gotten cold. Separate each clove from the head and squeeze the roasted garlic out with your fingers.
- Store in refrigerator for up to a week.