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How To Roast Garlic In The Oven

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Roasted garlic and how to use it! Today I will be sharing with you how to roast whole garlic in the oven and tips on how to use roasted garlic in your everyday cooking. Roasted garlic is so good that you can literally add to any dish, it is great in soups, on bread, in curries etc.

3 head roasted garlic.

Hello, how have you been and hope you are getting ready for Christmas? Well, I am, and since the beginning of the month, every day has had a little preparation towards Christmas. Today’s post is going to be a quick one and I mean very quick. I will be sharing with you how to roast garlic in the oven. Roasted garlic is what I add to my cooking when I don’t want the overwhelming garlicky taste of raw garlic. It is a subtle version of raw garlic, it is creamy, mellow in flavour and easily spreadable.

fork holding roasted garlic.

Roasted garlic is very easy and quick to make and not time-consuming too. It is a must in every kitchen if you love garlic. There is endless use roasted garlic and I will list below how to incorporate it into your cooking. You would be amazed how this roasted garlic cloves would transform your cooking

fresh garlic.

What You Will Need

1 or more whole garlic heads (use as many as you have/want)

 olive oil or any other flavourless oil like rapeseed oil, avocado oil etc

Sea salt, optional

Aluminium foil or parchment paper, muffin tin or baking dish

How To Roast Garlic In The Oven

Preheat oven to 180⁰C/385F.

Peel the papery outer layer of the garlic and cut the head of the garlic about ½ inches. Place the garlic bulb on a foil paper, drizzle with olive oil and cover with the foil.

Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until garlic is very soft and lightly browned and caramel in colour. Remove from oven and allow roasted garlic to cool.

Squeeze garlic clove out of its skin with your hand or use a fork to remove each clove. when ready to use, mash roasted garlic with a fork, add a pinch of salt and use as desired. If you would be keeping the garlic for use later, add to a storage jar and cover with enough oil and use as desired. This roasted garlic would keep for about 2 to 3 weeks maximum.

olive oil over head of garlic.

How To Roast Garlic Without Foil

Don’t have aluminium foil, no problem. Simply swap the aluminium foil for parchment paper. You can also use ramekin, baking dish or baking tray. If using a baking tray, line with a parchment paper and cover with another baking tray.

How to roast individual garlic cloves

If you would prefer to roast your garlic individually rather than whole, all you have to do is separate the garlic from the bulb. You may choose to peel the garlic or leave the paper skin on. Spread the garlic cloves on a lined baking tray, sprinkle over some olive oil. Cover with a foil and bake in the oven at 180C/375F for 25 to 30 minutes or until soft, brown and caramelised. Leave to cool and use as desired

How To Use Roasted Garlic

Add your oven-roasted garlic to …

  • Add it to your soups and stew for a mellow garlicky taste
  • Mix with mayonnaise or ketchup and add to sandwich or salad, it goes well with shawarma as well
  • Add to olive oil or any other flavourless oil to jazz it up (Roasted garlic infused oil)
  • Use as chicken or beef marinade
  • Mix it with butter and use as a savoury spread
  • Add it to roasted yam or potato
  • Your fried fish is incomplete without some yummy squidgy spreadable roasted garlic

How to Store Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you want it to last longer, put it in a storage jar and submerge with enough oil and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Roasted garlic would last up to 3 months in the freezer.

How long to roast garlic in the oven

If roasted at 180C/ 400F then anywhere between 35 to 45 minutes should be fine. Keep an eye, well-roasted garlic should be golden brown and soft to touch almost caramel in colour. It should slide out of the papery pocket when pressed.

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How To Roast Garlic In The Oven

Roasted garlic and how to use it! Learn how to roast garlic in the oven with this easy recipe. Roasted garlic are so good that you can literally eat each roasted clove straight after baking it. Add it to soup or stew, use as spread on bread etc.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to roast garlic in the oven, roasted garlic, roasted garlic recipe
Servings: 6
Author: Ajoke
Cost: £1.50

Equipment

  • Aluminium foil or parchment paper, muffin tin or baking dish

Ingredients

  • 1 or more whole garlic heads use as many as you have/want
  • olive oil or any other flavourless oil like rapeseed oil avocado oil etc
  • Sea salt optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180⁰C/385F.
  • Peel the papery outer layer of the garlic and cut the head of the garlic about ½ inches. Place the garlic bulb on a foil paper, drizzle with olive oil and cover with tightly with the foil.
    cut off garlic head.
  • Roast in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until garlic is very soft, lightly browned and caramel in colour. Remove from oven and allow roasted garlic to cool.
  • Squeeze garlic clove out of its skin with your hand or use a fork to remove each clove. when ready to use, mash roasted garlic with a fork, add a pinch of salt and use as desired.

Notes

How to Store Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you want it to last longer, put it in a storage jar and submerge with enough oil and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Roasted garlic would last up to 3 months in the freezer

How long to roast garlic in the oven

If roasted at 180C/ 400F then anywhere between 35 to 45 minutes should be fine. Keep an eye, well-roasted garlic should be golden brown and soft to touch. It should slide out of the papery pocket when pressed.

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Recipe updated with new pictures and for general upkeep. Below are some of the pictures uploaded in March 2015.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars

    This is definitely going on my to do list this Christmas. Well done Ajoke and thanks for all your great recipes.

     

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