- Step 1: Pick the garlic Buy whole garlic bulbs from your local grocer or specialty market. Choose fresh, white bulbs and avoid those with mold or mildew.
- TIP: Don't use garlic with a green sprout growing from the center of the cloves.
- Step 2: Prepare the garlic Remove the loose, papery skin, but leave the rest intact. Cut a half-inch from the pointed head, exposing the individual cloves.
- Step 3: Drizzle with oil Drizzle the cloves with olive oil, ensuring that each one is sufficiently coated. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
- Step 4: Roast the heads Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Wrap each bulb in aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes or until the cloves are soft and golden brown.
- TIP: Use a clay garlic roaster if you have one.
- Step 5: Remove the softened garlic Let the garlic cool, and then use a small knife to loosen the skin around each clove. Remove a clove, and squeeze it to remove the softened garlic.
- Step 6: Eat the garlic Spread the roasted garlic paste directly onto hearty French bread or mix it into your favorite spread or pasta. Delicious!
- FACT: Regular consumption of garlic may lower blood pressure.
You Will Need
- Whole bulbs of garlic
- A sharp knife
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Aluminum foil
- A small knife
- French bread or pasta
- Clay garlic roaster (optional)