Garlic is a great ingredient. However, roasted garlic is an amazing ingredient. Roasting garlic brings out its natural sweetness and takes the bitterness away. One of the most popular questions that I receive is, “How do you roast garlic”? Hopefully today’s post will answer your questions.
- 1 head of garlic
- 1 tbs olive oil
Roasted garlic is not as hard as it may sound. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Take your head of garlic and cut the top 1/2 inch off. This will reveal all of the cloves. Try to cut it straight across.
I like to place the garlic on a piece of foil on a sheet or cake pan. I form a edge of foil surround the garlic. This makes for easy clean up.
Now pour the olive oil over the cloves. This will help with the browning.
Place in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes. When the cloves are browned and popping up out of the skins it is ready. Remove it from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. This should give it enough time to cool, so that you don’t burn yourself.
Once it has had time to cool a bit, the cloves come right out of the skins. Remove and use with butter for the best garlic bread ever. Use it top pizzas, add to pasta, or make roasted garlic mayonaise.
Roasted Garlic Mayonaise – Quick and dirty edition
- 1 cup store bought mayonaise – I know we will make it from scratch in the future.
- 4 cloves of roasted garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Place the garlic cloves in a bowl and mash them up with a fork. If they are still a little warm, it makes it a bit easier.
Then add the mayonaise, salt and pepper. Mix with a fork or a whisk until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
Eat on burgers, fries or even a turkey sandwich. Mmm.
Roasted garlic is awesome. I hope you try it out. It works with almost anything. You should try it with bacon on a pizza.