This is a must for garlic lovers & you all know how much I LOVE garlic. LOL. It takes the taste of garlic to a whole new level. If I could bottle the smell from this I would. Your house will smell incredibly delicious while this is cooking.
To remove garlic cloves from skin, allow the garlic to cool completely. Use a small fork or your fingers, garlic will be soft to touch & will remove easily.
There are a million different ways to eat roasted garlic. It’s perfect to cook with. Just mash with a fork and use it where you would normally use minced garlic. Simply mix it with room temperature butter for a buttery, garlicy spread. Have fun & experiment. I roast several of these at a time and place the unused portion in a container in the fridge to keep it fresh!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Bulbs (as many as you would like to roast)
Preheat oven to 400. Remove first few layers of garlic skin (careful not to remove the ones covering the actual cloves). Cut about 1/4″ off of top of each garlic bulb. In a shallow baking pan pour enough extra virgin olive oil to cover bottom. Lay garlic bulbs on top of oil cut side down. Let these sit for a few minutes to absorb the oil. Turn garlic bulbs over, rubbing the sides with the oil & then set so cut side is facing up. Cover your baking dish with tinfoil. Bake for 30-40 minutes until garlic is brownish & soft to the touch.