Perfectly Roasted Garlic

How to Roast Garlic

Perfectly Roasted Garlic

Welcome to “How To” on Eating In Bed!  I know it’s hard to learn how to cook with no explanation for the method you’re using is, so this section of the site is dedicated to making delicious food accessible, fun, and to introduce you to the proper execution of cooking techniques!

We all love the flavor of perfectly roasted garlic, the savory sweetness make it a great addition to sauces, dressings, and as a topping on steak.  Roasting the garlic takes out the powerful peppery kick of raw garlic.  another great thing about roasted garlic is you can cook a whole bulb so if you’re trying use your garlic before it goes bad you can roast it and keep it upto a week.

Here’s how you get perfectly roasted garlic every time.

  1. Set your oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Cut the bottom off your garlic bulb and leave the husks on the cloves.
  3. Toss with 1tbsp of olive oil
  4. Wrap in aluminum foil
  5. Close up the foil tightly and place the foil pouch in the oven
  6. They’ll take 40 minutes to an hour to finish, and I recommend checking on the garlic after 30 minutes.
  7. You’ll know it’s done when the husks come off with no problem and the cloves are a beautiful golden brown.  If they cook too long they’ll start turning black and will become tough/resinous.

When you’re garlic is finished it will be soft and gooey.  A great use is making a roasted garlic butter then putting 1 tbsp of the butter on top of a steak with some sauteed onions and portabello mushrooms (my mouth is watering just thinking about it). All you need to do to make this amazing infused butter is bring your butter and garlic to room temperature.  Roughly dice the roasted garlic and stir it into the butter.  Then you wrap it in sar an wrap and put it back in the fridge.  That’s it, and you’ve got incredibly flavorful sweet tangy butter.

 

Now it is time for you to go out into the world with your new found culinary knowledge and create the best new dishes that will change the spectrum of the culinary world!  And I want to know about all your adventures!  Be sure to comment, and send in your recipes!

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