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Roasted Garlic

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Roasted Garlic produces subtly sweet caramelized cloves perfect for adding flavor to potatoes, spreads, and crusty bread.

roasted garlic in foil

Garlic is probably the one thing I use most in my kitchen besides salt. I can image only a few savory dishes that would not benefit from a little clove of garlic…or two. I use it in almost every form but Roasted Garlic is something special. It gives subtle sweet garlicky flavor without the bite of fresh garlic.

Ingredients and tools for roasting garlic

heads of garlic

Heads of garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Sharp knife
Cutting board
Aluminum foil
Air fryer, optional

Prepare garlic for roasting

preparing garlic for roasting

Cut the tops off of the heads. You want to make sure that you are cutting down far enough to remove most of the tops but not too far down that you lose too much of the cloves.

preparing garlic for roasting

Remove the outer paper. Remove as much of the outer paper as possible without breaking the head apart. It should stay intact as pictured above.Wrap the garlic bulbs in foil. Cut a sheet of foil large enough to enclose around the garlic heads. Make sure that they are side-by-side and not stacked.

bottle of extra virgin olive oil

Drizzle with quality olive oil. California Olive Ranch (not sponsored) is one of my favorite brands. It smooth and fresh without a bitter almost rancid aftertaste of some other brands. Drizzle the cloves with the oil then close foil neatly around the garlic.

How to roast garlic

pouring olive oil over garlic

Oven instructions
Preheat the oven to 400-degree and roast the garlic for 45 minutes. To test the garlic for doneness, insert a into the center of a clove. The toothpick should go in easily with zero force.

Air fryer instructions
Place the foil wrapped garlic into the air fryer. Set the temperature to 390-degrees and time for 25-30 minutes. Again, the cloves should be soft and golden in color.

Uses for roasted garlic

roasted garlic in foil

Once the garlic has cooled, squeeze the cloves from the remaining papers. A favorite use for roasted garlic is in Perseverd Lemon Roasted Garlic Hummus. It can also be added to mashed potatoesroasted chicken, and spread over French bread with salted butter.

How to store

I typically just roast garlic enough for a recipe at a time. However, it can be stored in olive oil in the fridge for a couple weeks. I have kept it in the fridge for as long as a month. The oil solidifies in the fridge so to use it, I mainly scoop out a few cloves with the semi-solid olive oil and use it as normal.

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*Updated 10/17/2020. It was originally posted on 7/20/2018.*

roasted garlic in foil
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Roasted Garlic

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Roasted Garlic produces subtly sweet caramelized cloves perfect for adding flavor to potatoes, spreads, and crusty bread.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:50 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 heads garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Cut the tops off of the heads of garlic.
  • Remove the outer paper.
  • Place the garlic bulbs on a piece of foil.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and close the foil.

Oven instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400-degree and roast the garlic for 40 minutes. To test the garlic for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of a clove. The toothpick should go in easily with zero force.

Air fryer instructions

  • Place the foil-wrapped garlic into the air fryer. Set the temperature to 390-degrees and time for 25-30 minutes. Again, the cloves should be soft and golden in color.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic, roasted garlic
Servings: 3 heads
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Ty

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