Simple Roasted Garlic
A delicious and simple recipe to create a garlic spread or topping.
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- Good for: 3-4 garlic bulbs
Whole garlic bulbs
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual cloves intact.
Simmer the bulbs for 20 minutes in water.
Using a knife, cut off 1/4 to a 1/2 inch of the top of cloves, exposing the individual cloves of garlic.
Place the garlic heads in a muffin pan. Drizzle a couple teaspoons of olive oil over each head, using your fingers to make sure the garlic head is well coated. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when pressed.
Allow the garlic to cool enough so you can touch it without burning yourself. Use a small small knife cut the skin slightly around each clove. Use a cocktail fork or your fingers to pull or squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins.
Serve it straight out of the skin on a slice of toasted bread. The garlic may also be mixed with sour cream for a topping for baked potatoes, or mixed in with Parmesan and pasta.