Roasting garlic is one of those things in life that you just need to know how to do! It is so easy and makes such a difference in recipes. Oh and it will make your house smell amazing!
I tend to roast a head of garlic if I have my oven on for another recipe. Just wrap a head of garlic in foil and place in the oven along side whatever you are already making and in 40 minutes you have the most amazing caramelized, sweet, savory goodness. Spread it on a crusty baguette or add it to a vinaigrette or mash it into homemade hummus or stir it in to mashed potatoes….there are a million uses for this delicious treat. Last night I was making an oven roasted steak and when I pulled the steak out of the oven and put it on a plate to rest I added the roasted garlic to the roasting pan with some butter and then drizzled it over the steak, uh yum!!!!
You can make this on a weekend and keep it in the fridge for about 5-7 days in a closed container. Use it all week!
Easy recipe for how to roast a whole head of garlic in the oven. Delicious in just about everything!
- 1 whole head of garlic
- olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Peel off most of the outer "paper" on the garlic, but leave the head intact.
Cut a 1/4 of the top of the head off.
Drizzle with about a tablespoon of olive oil over cut garlic head.
Wrap tightly in foil.
Roast in oven for about 45 minutes until the cloves become soft and deep in color. The amount of time it takes will depend on the size of the garlic, how old the garlic is....
Allow garlic to cool slightly then push on the bottom of the garlic head to push the cloves out of the paper.