Sydney Rea - Sep 6, 2017

How To Roast Garlic

How to roast garlic

Oh, how I love roasted garlic. I'm talking about the golden brown, melt-in-your-mouth garlic. The easily spreadable, perfect addition to just about anything garlic. It's an essential ingredient in most of my dishes and for good reason. 

When roasted, the sharp flavor of raw garlic mellows; it transforms into something different altogether. The caramelized cloves will slip right out of its papery skin and be ready to use as you wish!

How to use roasted garlic

  • Spread onto bread or crackers
  • Use it in a sauce or dip
  • Add it to a salad dressing
  • Spread it on meat before grilling

Besides being delicious, it boasts proven health benefits and is an integral part of the Mediterranean Diet - which is our "diet" of choice at the Olive Mill. 

Good news! I'm passing my love of roasted garlic on to you, and this recipe is the perfect place to start. It only takes two ingredients, garlic...and olive oil! 

So get those ovens, and your nostrils ready, I'm showing you how to roast garlic.



How to Roast Garlic

What you'll need:
1 or more heads of garlic
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Method:
1. Heat your oven to 400°F.
2. Keep the cloves intact but peel off the loose outer layers of the garlic.
3. Trim about 1/4 inch off the top the head of garlic.
4. Drizzle the olive oil on top of the exposed head. You can eyeball it, but I suggest 3-4 tablespoons per head. Don't be shy.
5. Wrap the garlic in aluminum foil and roast in the oven for 1 hour on the middle rack. 
6. Check it after an hour. If the center clove is completely soft, you're done. Exact roasting time will depend on the garlic, so make sure to check it after 1 hour and add 10 or so minutes if needed. 
7. Let the garlic cool. Squeeze it out from the bottom of the clove. If you're not using it right away, store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks...or freeze it for up to 3 months. 

Will you give this easy recipe a try? Let us know in the comments below or show us what you made on Instagram and tag us! #queencreekolivemill

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