Roasting garlic is fun and easy and makes the whole house smell wonderful while it is roasting. The taste is mild and buttery. Use in potato soup, on fresh bake warm bread, or in salad dressing. These are just a few ideas, you can use it in so many ways.
- Whole bulbs of garlic
- olive oil
- parchment paper
- knife and cutting board
- oven safe dish
- or garlic roaster
In an oven safe dish line it with foil and place a piece of parchment paper about 8″ square over the foil. Cut off the top of the garlic for easier removal of the garlic pulp. This step is optional.
Place a garlic bulb inside the parchment paper and use a few teaspoons of olive oil to cover the blub. Fold in the packet and bake at 350°F for 30-45 minutes. When the bulb is soft it is done, don’t let it burn.
If you have a garlic roaster follow the directions with the roaster, or bake at 350°F for about 30-40 minutes. Place garlic on base of the roaster and add a few teaspoons of olive oil and cover.
To remove the garlic from the paper lining, just squeeze and it will come out sticky and creamy.
Garlic is used in almost every types of cuisines and add flavor to all foods. I have even had some garlic cake once.
Check out my post on Herb butters under Cooking with Herbs. This works wonderful in herb butters by itself or mix with other herbs. Roasted garlic taste wonderful in cheese balls to add a new dimension.
Happy Cooking Sharon K