Roasted Garlic

September 30, 2010

There are a few items you can add to your food repertoire to elevate your cooking. Roasted garlic is one of them. All you need is an oven, melted butter, and garlic. I’ve put roasted garlic on pizza (killer), spread it on a toasted baguette (also killer), added it to couscous (you get the point)…. There are infinite things to do with it. And it makes your kitchen smell amazing. Roasting the garlic mellows out its harshness. I could eat it straight up on a cracker. Come to think of it, I do!

The place I live perpetually smells like delicious food. My floor smells like curry. The floor upstairs smells like fried chicken (at all times of day, even in the morning). And I am always perplexed by the fact that no matter what delicious thing I am making in my kitchen, the smell of curry or fried chicken is always stronger. Well for ONCE, when I last made my roasted garlic, the hallway smelled like MY kitchen. Am I territorial? I had no idea!

What I’m reading:

ROASTED GARLIC (from various sources)

To use roasted garlic, let cool (or stick in freezer for 5 minutes if you’re in a hurry to use it). Squeeze out the cloves like toothpaste. Spread them over anything (recipes using roasted garlic will be coming soon!) Enjoy.


Garlic bulb

1 tablespoon butter


Preheat oven to 325. Cut top off garlic bulb to expose the majority of the cloves. Place bulb, exposed side up, on an aluminum foil-lined cookie sheet. Melt butter in a saucepan on the stovetop. Pour melted butter over exposed bulbs. Bake until garlic is browned and very soft, about 35-40 minutes.


3 Responses to “Roasted Garlic”

  1. Margaret Says:

    omg, yes! roasted garlic is a staple in the fuchs household 🙂 nothing better!

  2. Patti Howe Says:

    EB, Thank’s for the recipe. Garlic is my favorite ANYTHING!! However, double thank’s for the Ina clip. xo

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