Thursday, February 11, 2010

Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is so tasty and easy, plus you can do so many things with it. My awesome mother-in-law gave me a garlic roaster for my birthday, but you don't need this handy contraption to start roasting your own garlic right now.

Simply take a whole bulb of garlic and cut the top third off. Remove some of the papery outer skin, but leave the bulb intact.  Wrap very loosely in aluminum foil and drizzle with a little olive oil before you close the top of the foil. Roast in an oven for about an hour at 350. When you remove it from  the oven it will be hot, so be careful. Let it cool for a while, then you can easily squeeze the garlic out of the bulb.

This method makes the garlic flavor very mild, so you can do a lot with it. You could spread it directly onto fresh, warm bread, add it to soups or stews, add it to potatoes right before you mash them, put it in a food processor with some butter to make fresh garlic butter, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Feel free to let me know some ways you use it!

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