Roasted garlic is delicious to eat, fragrant to make and is incredibly versatile. Spending an afternoon roasting your own garlic is an easy way to ensure you’ll always have this great ingredient on hand for breads, soups, pizzas or dips! It takes about 5 hours of non-hands-on watching, so great for cooking on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
The amount of effort to make 5 bulbs of garlic is the same as cooking 1 bulb, so cook as many as you’d like. If you don’t have time to peel the garlic now, it keeps well in the fridge and will be even easier to peel once it’s cold.
Easy Roasted Garlic
2, 3, 4, 5 whole bulbs of garlic-as much as you want to make!
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Peel as much skin as you can off of the bulbs of garlic without fully exposing any cloves. Place peeled garlic bulbs in a glass dish and drizzle with olive oil. Cook at 250 degrees for 3-5 hours, siring and flipping the bulbs occasionally until the cloves are a light caramelized brown color and the skin is beginning to flake off on its own.
Let the bulbs cool before trying to peel, the garlic will be really hot on the inside!
Peel cloves and store in olive oil in a mason jar.
Store your roasted garlic in the fridge and add to food as you’d like for an extra blast of flavor!
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