Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Bake it: Easy Roasted Garlic

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Roasted garlic is one of our favorite treats. We spread it on small hard breads and crackers, use it in salad dressings and marinades, we even add it to omelets.

I have been making roasted garlic using a whole head of garlic for years but only recently started experimenting with the pre-peeled garlic. Pre-peeled garlic is usually sold in the refrigerated section of the produce section at any grocery store.

I used the Trader Joe's brand for this recipe. I have used the jumbo tub from Costco for larger amounts and parties. Sometimes it comes in a jar or tub and other times it is in shrink packaging. Just look around your shop or ask the produce person.

At first, I was a little unsure of the "pop of flavor" or "mellow bite" the pre-peeled would have. I was pleasantly surprised at the delicious flavor, smooth texture and ease of working with pre-peeled garlic.

What You Will Need:
1 package of pre-peeled garlic
kosher salt
pepper
olive oil
ramekin
tin foil
cookie sheet



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.

2. Fill a oven proof ramekin 3/4 full with garlic, sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper and generously drizzle with olive oil.


3. Cover with foil and place on a jelly roll cookie sheet (one with a lip around the edge).


4. Bake for 40 -50 minutes. Carefully remove from oven. Garlic should be soft on the inside and slightly firm on the outside.


5. Use a fork or tongs to remove the garlic from the oil. Ready to serve warm or room temperature. The remaining olive oil can be cooled and used for salad dressing.

3 comments:

  1. I love Garlic. So much so that I'm trying my hat at growing some this year. I can't wait to try this. Thanks Cathie!

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  2. Tiff - you are gonna love this easy recipe!

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  3. Honestly, I really hate garlic before..I don't like its smell but when I went to my cousin's house she cooked a recipe like this. And from then on, I started like eating garlic little by little.

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