If you’re reading this post then I know we’re friends because I’m a huge garlic lover haha. I’m known to eat garlic cloves just raw. But what I really love is roasted garlic. Oh my, it’s so easy to make and so good! I’m excited to show you How To Roast Garlic.
How To Roast Garlic
- Grab your bulb of garlic. Cut the top part off, exposing the cloves. Place it on a sheet of foil wrap.
- Rub it generously with olive oil.
- Fold the edges together of the foil and wrap it tightly.
- Place the garlic foil packet on a cookie sheet or baking dish.
- Set the oven for 350 degrees and place on the middle rack.
- Bake for an hour, remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Once ready to use, the garlic easily comes out by squeezing it from the bulb.
- Use immediately in your favorite dish or store in the fridge.
What Goes Best With Roasted Garlic
My first thought when I want to roast a bulb of garlic is Italian food. Have you tried my Authentic Italian Sunday Sauce? It has an entire bulb of garlic in it.
Some other ways I use it is in burgers, on a steak with butter, pork tenderloin, mixed in butter and spread on corn on the cob or a French Baguette. This is just a sampling of what you can do with roasted garlic. It definitely takes your dish to the next level.
Does Roasted Garlic Have Health Benefits?
Raw garlic has amazing health benefits. Here are just a few of them:
- Cardiovascular health
- Boosts the immune system
I love keeping raw cloves (in honey) in a jar by my stove. I take one out and just eat them. So good for us. “You’ll get the most benefit from raw garlic,” says Dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD. “But if you choose to cook it, don’t heat it above 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius). Higher temperatures kill the allicin, so add garlic to your recipes when you’re almost done cooking.”
Source: Cleveland Clinic
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Tools You May Need
- 1 Garlic Bulb (I use organic)
- Olive Oil
- Cut the top end off of the garlic bulb. This will expose the garlic cloves. Leave all the paper on.
- Grab a small piece of aluminum foil.
- Meanwhile, generously rub olive oil all over the garlic bulb.
- Now, wrap the foil tightly around the garlic.
- Place the foil packet on a cookie sheet or baking dish.
- Set it on the middle rack and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.
- Allow the garlic to cool.
- Release the garlic from the bulb by gently squeezing the roasted cloves out onto a clean service.
- It is now ready to use or it stores good in the fridge.