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Roasted Garlic


In my house we are HUGE garlic fans.  I use garlic pretty much in everything, well maybe not dessert but who knows maybe i’ll come up with something.  If you love garlic as much as I do, you have to try roasting it if you haven’t already.  It’s super easy.  All you do is cut the top of a firm garlic bulb, place on aluminum foil dash some salt and olive oil and close it into a pocket.  Place in oven on 350 degrees and roast for about 25 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the bulb.  The aroma is so divine.  After the garlic has been roasted you can squeeze the garlic out, it will look like a paste of deliciousness. Then you can add this to a white sauce, salad or a slice of bread with butter and toast for some garlic bread.  Enjoy!



17 thoughts on “Roasted Garlic

  1. In our house if we’re down to one bulb of garlic left we’re almost out! We, I guess I should say I, love cooking with garlic and have roasted garlic many times for recipes and bread. It’s a breeze!

  2. And the great thing about doing it like this is you don’t reek of garlic after eating it. Mind you, as with so many things, you can overcook this stuff – I did it only last week and left it in the oven for an hour and ended up with a bulb of blackened goo!

  3. I have to admit that I have long been a fan of roasted garlic, spread on some fresh bread. I also bake a polish ham where I stuff the ham with as many fresh peeled cloves of garlic as I can get into it. When I am done, the garlic “roasts” in the ham and offers a sweetness that is tempered with all of the pepper flakes that I coat the outside of the ham with.
    As for your mentioning of not having garlic yet in a dessert. I did a “chef’s tasting” at one of the fancy restaurants in Chicago and during the sorbet course I was offered a Garlic Sorbet and it was one of the most refreshing tastes that I have ever encountered. My only wish is that the servers and staff would have been as great as this sorbet.

  4. I’m a garlic lover too — including raw garlic… (yikes, I know). Roasted garlic is great on so many things. I love it with my fish. Actually I roast it especially when I’m doing a whole fish in the oven. Mmmmm… The one downfall. The smell. It’s pretty pungent.

  5. Garlic is amazing. I love it in a fresh pesto sauce, but I also throw it in any dish that looks lonely. It also has cleansing benefits – double bonus!

  6. My dad got me an electric garlic roaster years ago because I make it so much! It takes half the time and I don’t have to heat up the oven or toaster oven. Now I want some french bread spread with roasted garlic and buttah! MMMMMM

  7. I once visited a restaurant called Stinky Rose or something like that. Everything they cook has garlic. And when I say everything, I mean they brought a bowl of ice-cream for dessert – on the house – and as we dipped our spoons and took the first bite… my-oh-my, the ice-cream was with garlic, too!!!

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