Roasted Garlic

This is super simple and gives garlic a mild almost sweet richness that adds so much to anything you put it in. You can do it in the oven or on the grill. Today I was smoking some ribs, so that's where my garlic ended up. Just leave it on longer if you smoke it.  

Here's what you need: 

  • Whole heads of garlic
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • aluminum foil

Start by cutting off the top of the head of garlic so that you can see the individual bulbs. Place it on a piece of foil and drizzle it with the olive oil and salt and pepper. Close the foil and bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes until the garlic is soft and golden in color.

When the garlic is done, just hold it from the bottom and squeeze and the cloves will come out. 

Tonight I added it to our mashed potatoes, but you can use it in so many different ways. Try it spread on bread, mixed with sour cream for a dip, or used in any sauce that calls for garlic. It is very mild and rich and delicious!