How to Roast Garlic
Imagine biting into a warm French baguette slathered in roasted garlic. It’s a delicious alternative to butter when your taste buds are craving a new flavor. Roasted garlic can also provide added depth to your favorite soup, pasta and...
Imagine biting into a warm French baguette slathered in roasted garlic. It’s a delicious alternative to butter when your taste buds are craving a new flavor. Roasted garlic can also provide added depth to your favorite soup, pasta and meat dishes. Or eat it straight out of the bulb like a lot of folks do. Just be sure to keep the breath mints handy. Learning how to roast garlic isn't difficult at all. One of our favorite ways to roast garlic is in the oven.
What You Need:
- A baking pan of some sort: pie tin, brownie pan, muffin tin, etc.
- Kitchen shears or a small knife
- Aluminum foil
- As many bulbs of garlic as you would like to use
- Olive oil
What You Do:
- Preheat the oven to 375?F
- Drizzle a little oil in the pan, just enough to coat the bottom
- Peel the outer layer of skin off each bulb, making sure to leave the skin intact on each individual clove (Keep the cloves attached to the bulb)
- With kitchen shears or a small knife, cut ¼ inch to ½ inch off the top of the bulb to expose the head of each clove. You will also want to snip a little bit off the bottom of each bulb so that it sits upright in the pan without tipping over
- Place each bulb in the pan/tin you are using
- Drizzle a little bit of olive oil over the tops of the bulbs, making sure the exposed head of each clove is covered
- Cover the entire pan/tin with aluminum foil and bake 40-45 minutes
- Remove pan from oven and check to see that the bulbs are soft when you press them using a pair of tongs
- If they are soft and the tops are a warm golden color then let them cool
- Once cool you can get the cloves out of their skins by squeezing each bulb from the bottom
Two Options For Storing Roasted Garlic:
- If you have squeezed the individual cloves out of the bulb, place them in an airtight container, cover them with olive oil and store them for up to one week in the refrigerator.
- If you have not squeezed the cloves out of the bulb then you can wrap the entire roasted bulb securely in tin foil and store it in your refrigerator for up to two days.
Enjoy cooking with the flavor of roasted garlic. It’s one of those handy culinary skills that can up the flavor quotient of your meals. Contact us if you are looking for cooking utensils that will increase your creativity in the kitchen. Just don’t ask us for breath mints because we have already eaten ours.