Roasting Garlic the Easy Way

Roasting Garlic the Easy Way

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

Separate a head of garlic into individual cloves. Don't peel the cloves, but do rub of any flaky or papery skin. Use a paring knife to cut off the stem end of each clove. You basically want the peel to stay one, but it is fine if a little does come off.

Put the cloves in the center of a square piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with a little olive oil, and using your fingers to rub the oil evenly on the cloves. Gather the aluminum foil into a pouch and set it directly on the rack of your oven. Roast until the garlic becomes very soft, approximately 1 hour. NOTE: You can roast two heads of garlic in one pouch, but for more than that, make another pouch.

When done baking, open the pouch and let the cloves sit until they are cool enough to handle. When cool, squeeze each clove gently at the untrimmed end and the roasted flesh should slide right out in one piece.

From: What's Cooking America
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Cynthia Detterick-Pineda of Andrews, TX