Tuesday, October 11, 2011

how to... roast garlic

roasted garlic is delicious.  if you've never tried it, i feel really sorry for you.
like, really really sorry. just follow these instructions and your life will be enriched.

p.s. your kitchen is going to smell like garlic and you are going to drool. a lot.

preheat your oven to 400
get a head of garlic, skin and all

slice off the top

place it on a sheet of foil and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil

scrunch it together at the top to form a pouch
(p.s. like my nail polish? thanks, i do too)

place it in the oven for 40-45 minutes

when the time is up, take it out and let it cool

then you can pretty much squeeze the cloves out

they are soft and delicious. roasting brings out the sweetnes, so you can actually eat these straight.

or spread some on a piece of french bread...

it's really really good, promise

u jealous?

that was easy. go do it. ok?
like, now.

next week i'm gonna show you how to make a roasted garlic and scallion dip.

how to roast a head of garlic.

1 head garlic
olive oil

pre-heat oven to 400
slice the top off the head of garlic
place on a sheet of foil, drizzle with oil
gather foil around the garlic to form a pouch
place in oven for 40-45 minutes
let cool before squeezing cloves out of their skins


  1. you mean the roasted garlic and scallion dip i made for the wolf trap concert that i couldn't even go to? stupid stomach bug.

  2. yup! and don't worry... i gave you credit!

  3. oh, i'm not worried about credit. i was just seeing it if it was the same one. :)