I have been wanting to try roasting garlic for a while now. This weekend I finally got around to roasting some garlic to make garlic mashed potatoes. Raw garlic is pungent and can be quite strong. The roasted garlic mellowed out nicely and became smooth and a little sweet. I cannot believe how good it was! I ate a lot of it as it was when it came out of the oven. I will have to remember to make extra for snacking next time. Now I am going to have to look for more recipes that call for roasted garlic so that I can make some more.
- 1 head of garlic
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the top of the head of garlic off such that a little bit of each clove is exposed.
- Drizzle olive oil on the exposed garlic cloves and season with the salt and pepper.
- Cover the garlic head in aluminum foil.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the garlic is soft and golden brown, about 30-60 minutes.