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🧄 Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic

⏲ Total Time
40 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🧄 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 🫒 some olive oil

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 baking pan

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 400°F (205° C). A toaster oven works great for this.

Step 2

Peel and discard the papery outer layers of the whole garlic bulb. Leave intact the skins of the individual cloves of garlic

Step 3

Using a sharp knife, cut 1/4 to a 1/2 inch from the top of cloves. This exposes the individual cloves of garlic.

Step 4

Place the garlic heads in a baking pan, cut side up. (A muffin pan works great for this, as it keeps the garlic bulbs from rolling around.)

Step 5

Drizzle a couple teaspoons of olive oil over each exposed head, using your fingers to rub the olive oil over all the cut, exposed garlic cloves.

Step 6

Cover the bulb with aluminum foil.

Step 7

Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the cloves are lightly browned and feel soft when pressed.

Step 8

Allow the garlic to cool enough so you can touch it without burning yourself. Use a small knife cut the skin slightly around each clove. Use a cocktail fork or your fingers to pull or squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins.

Step 9

Eat as is (I love straight roasted garlic) or mash with a fork and use for cooking. Can be spread over warm French bread, mixed with sour cream for a topping for baked potatoes, or mixed in with Parmesan and pasta.

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