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How to Roast Garlic

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How to Roast Garlic

Marc J. Sievers

If you have never eaten or roasted garlic before you are in for a real treat!  When garlic is slowly roasted it takes on a slightly sweet flavor making it perfect to cook and bake with.  I love to use roasted garlic in pasta dishes, breads, and in my Roasted Garlic & Mascarpone Spread!  You can even enjoy roasted garlic on it’s own right out of the oven (after it cools a bit of course!), served to guests individually on small plates with canapé or appetizer forks during a dinner party or cocktail soirée!  Enjoy!


Ingredients (makes 12 heads of Roasted Garlic)

  • Garlic – 12 heads, medium size
  • Olive Oil – 1/3 cup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 410 degrees.
  2. Start by cutting ½ inch off the top of each head of garlic.
  3. Place each head of garlic in the well of a muffin pan. Drizzle evenly with olive oil, making sure to rub the olive oil into the tops of the garlic cloves.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  5. Remove the garlic from the oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  6. Using a small fork remove each garlic clove from the skin.