Here’s a foolproof way on How to Roast Garlic in some simple steps! Oven roasted garlic adds a flavour boost to your recipes and is so easy to make and store!
Oven Roasted Garlic is easily, one of my top five favourite foods! Possible one of my food groups. As if garlic wasn’t incredible enough, roasting it brings out its flavours like you couldn’t believe.
I love using roasted garlic in recipes because it truly enhances the flavours of the dish. It’s like, the way cooking a burger on the grill tastes 10x better than on a stovetop because of all those delightful smoky, charred flavours. These are different, but just as enhancing. While you can definitely use regular garlic wherever I call for roasted garlic, I 100% recommend using roasted garlic! It lasts long in the fridge and you can do several heads of garlic at once. So, how about we get to roasting?
Roasted Garlic is rich and buttery, with smooth mellow flavours of garlic. That harsh bite that you’re used to from raw garlic is gone, and in its place is garlic so silky you can literally eat it by itself. Of course, it tastes so much better enhancing other dishes.
The steps are so simple, and the biggest step is the time it takes to roast the garlic. I have all the photos below, so you can use them as a guide.
Preheat oven to 450 ° F/ 230° C. Cut off the top of the heads of garlic, so that all of the garlic cloves are exposed. Place the garlic onto foil.
Drizzle some olive oil over the tops. This helps with the roasting process and getting the garlic nice and buttery and helps with the beautiful caramelisation and browning. Fold over the foil. Covering the garlic protects it, insulates it and helps it cook without burning.
Roast for 45 minutes in the oven until your cloves are soft and velvety. When finish roasting, remove and let it cool for a few minutes. Unfold the foil and bam – roasted garlic.
I mean, so easy! The garlic is so soft that you can literally squeeze it out of the head cloves. Or you can easily peel off the clove skins and use the amount you need for a recipe.
Fridge: You can store your oven roasted garlic in the fridge in an airtight container for about 2 weeks.
Freezer: To freeze, you can spread the roasted cloves out on a baking sheet. Once they are frozen, you can store them in a sealed plastic bag! You can also mash the roasted garlic and freeze them using an ice cube tray. Once frozen, store them in a sealed plastic bag or airtight container.
These are some of my favourite recipes with roasted garlic that I feel like really show the beauty of roasted garlic. That being said, you can use it in pretty much any recipe that calls for regular garlic.
BONUS: Make some roasted garlic bread! I love a touch of sea salt on my garlic before roasting, and smeared with some vegan butter onto some bread!
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