Have you ever tried roasting garlic? I haven’t, but I sure want to. Roasted garlic is a food that I do not have often, but when I do, I just can’t get enough of it! I sort of roasted garlic the other night when I made my roasted potato recipe, but my garlic was in poor shape (it had been sitting out for a while and was dried out), so the result was very poor.
However, thanks to people who know a lot more than I do, I was able to find a video exactly on how to roast garlic.
You will begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Next, take your garlic and chop off the top, so that several of the cloves are exposed. Take some aluminum foil and shape it into a small bowl, then set the garlic in the middle. The cut part of the garlic is facing up. Place the garlic and foil onto a baking rack that is sitting inside a baking sheet.
Drizzle some olive oil onto the garlic cloves that are exposed. Sprinkle a little salt on top. Kosher salt would work well, and it has less sodium.
Place the garlic in the oven and bake it for 45 minutes to one hour, until the garlic cloves are soft. The cloves will turn a lovely brown, and now have a texture similar to peanut butter.
You can eat the garlic by itself, with steak, or spread it on toasted french bread.
This video got me wondering about what garlic is. Turns out garlic is one of many edible plant bulbs, and is a relative of the onion. Cooking with garlic is something we do often, and now I will add roasting garlic to our meal planning.