Friday, January 20, 2012

How to Roast Your Own Garlic

Recently I discovered this site to an amazingly easy (and yummy!) way to roast your own garlic, by wrapping it up in aluminum foil. Also I have a book that teaches how to roast garlic a slightly different way, by putting it in a pan with olive oil. . So here I will be illustrating the two ways to roast garlic.

Technique #1 will be on the left, and will be the pan-roasted version.
Technique #2 is on the right, and is the aluminum foil version.

Take the whole bulb of garlic and cut the pointy tops off.
With #1, put in heat-proof pan, and pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil into the bulb.
With #2, wrap in aluminum foil.
Roast in 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.
For #1 (pan-roasted): Use the prongs of a fork or a sharp knife to get the cloves out.
For #2: With this one, you're supposed to be able to squeeze the bulb with your hand, and the cloves come out. This works, except that they become a little more squished (which is fine if you're throwing the garlic into a soup or something anyway). So you can pick your method of choice. Here is one of the recipes I've made with the roasted garlic.

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