Roasted Garlic is my home’s natural Febreze. I mean, even if I just want to feel better, I throw garlic in the oven and let the house slowly turn into Mario Batali’s childhood villa.
Roasting garlic is just one of those things that is really easy to do, if you’re just shown how to do it once. There is no need to buy pre-made roasted garlic once you master it yourself. You’ll love it.
So here you go:
- Garlic Bulb - 1
- Olive Oil - 1 teaspoon
- Water - ¼ teaspoon
- Salt - 1 big pinch
- Pepper - 1 big pinch
- Tin Foil - 1 sheet, about 10" x 10"
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice off the top of your garlic bulb (about ⅓ inch down from the top).
- Put the bulb root side down in the middle of the foil.
- Drizzle on the oil and add the salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle the water around the base of the garlic (this will help steam it a bit).
- Create a packet by bringing together 2 opposite edges of the foil and folding them together to create a seal.
- Fold each end to seal them up.
- Toss the garlic packet into the oven on the middle rack.
- Let it roast for 1 hour 10 minutes.
- Using a kitchen towel, take it out of the oven (it's hot!) and let it cool for 10 minutes.
- Open up the packet, turn it upside down and squeeze out the cloves. That's it!
* Be careful taking the packet out of the oven and when you're squeezing out the cloves. Give it some time to cool down.
* Roast a few bulbs at the same time and store it in the fridge for at least a week. It's awesome to have extra. We put it on everything.