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how to make roasted garlic

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When roasted, garlic has a much different taste than when it's raw. It releases its natural sugars becoming caramelized with a mild, sweet flavor. Using roasted garlic enhances the flavor of what it's added to, giving the dish a naturally sweet, buttery, richness that is like nothing else.

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serves many
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For how to make roasted garlic

  • 1
    garlic bulb
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 pinch
    pepper (optional)

How To Make how to make roasted garlic

  • Cutting the top half off a garlic bulb.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the top half off the garlic bulb. Throw away the top portion.
  • Placing garlic bulbs in a small baking dish.
    Place remaining garlic bulb in a small baking dish.
  • Drizzling olive oil over garlic bulbs.
    Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over each bulb. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Several garlic bulbs can be roasted at once. Just double or triple the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Cover baking dish with foil.
    Cover baking dish with foil.
  • Roasted garlic out of the oven.
    Cooking time varies depending on the size of the garlic. For small bulbs, 30-40 minutes. Large bulbs, 45-60 minutes. Check early for doneness. They should be softened with a golden color.
  • Squeezing cloves of garlic from the bulb.
    Once done, let garlic cool to touch. Hold it in the palm of your hand and squeeze the bulb to release the cloves.
  • Mashing the roasted garlic cloves with a fork.
    Use a fork to mash the roasted garlic cloves.
  • Roasted garlic with baked Brie and chives.
    Serve with crackers, bread, alongside a dip, etc.

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