December 21, 2012

Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic often falls into the category of "So good, but never think to make it".  Every time I've ever had it I always love it. This is the time of year where entertaining is at it's highest point, so it's fun to pull something like this out of it's forgotten corner and to give guests a little treat.  

I personally love garlic anyway, but the sweetness that roasting it produces gives it a flavor that is just like no other.  There's a million things you can do with it, but most people really enjoy it on bread, either mixed with butter and toasted of just smeared on a fresh slice of bread.  It's amazing when used in salsa, mixed in with mashed potatoes, tossed with vegetables, etc.  The list is never ending.  Try it, saveur it, share just might want to refrain from kissing afterwards ;)

Roasted Garlic

Whole Garlic Bulbs (as many as you want)
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Preheat your oven to 400.  Take your garlic bulbs and cut the entire tops of them off.  Place in a baking dish, and drizzle a decent amount of olive oil over each garlic bulb.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cover baking dish with aluminum foil.  Place in preheated oven, and cook for 1 hour.