Saturday, May 22, 2010

Roasted Garlic

Kathleen wanted to make garlic smashed potatoes and wanted to roast garlic. We had never done this before and it is so easy. We will be doing this again for sure!


Roasted Garlic
http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/roasted_garlic/

1 garlic head
1 TBSP olive oil
salt

Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual cloves intact. Using a knife, cut off 1/4 to a 1/2 inch of the top of cloves, exposing the individual cloves of garlic.
Place the garlic heads in a baking pan; muffin pans work well for this purpose. Drizzle a couple teaspoons of olive oil over each head, using your fingers to make sure the garlic head is well coated. Sprinkle with salt. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when pressed.
Allow the garlic to cool enough so you can touch it without burning yourself. Use a small 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.

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.

1 comment:

  1. And I bet it smells wonderful while it's roasting!

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