I love garlic. If a recipe has a little amount of garlic in it, you can bet I’m doubling it. I just can’t get enough. One of the simple pleasures of the kitchen is Roasted Garlic. The silky smooth goodness of freshly roasted garlic is rivaled by few other foods, and adds a delicious depth of flavor to anything you mix with it.
This evening, I came home and popped a couple monster heads of garlic that I found at my go-to farm stand and made some of this goodness for the week. Seriously, check out how big these things were!?!
The best thing is, the recipe couldn’t be simpler! Just top the head of garlic as seen below, peel off some of the outer paper, place on a sheet of aluminum foil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then liberally soak the whole head with olive oil (do not use Extra Virgin Olive Oil). Fold up the head of garlic in the aluminum foil as a packet and pop in the oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Once the roasted goodness is soft to the touch when you squeeze the packet, pull the garlic packets out and let them cool. Once they’ve cooled to where you can handle them, you can either start picking out snack sized portions with a fork or squeeze the whole head into a bowl to add to other recipes. Either way, you are in for a simple and delicious treat!
Just wait until you see what I’m making with it!…..