Roasted garlic makes a very tasty spread for crusty Italian bread. It is also wonderful folded into soups or mashed potatoes. Save any oil leftover to drizzle on cooked vegetables as it is delicious!

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Deborah Mele 2011

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Roasted Garlic

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 1h

Total Time: 1h 5 mins

Roasting garlic brings out the natural sweetness with an earthy, rich flavor.

Ingredients:

4 Whole Heads Of Garlic
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Directions:

Remove the outer leaves of the heads of garlic, keeping the bulbs intact.
Cut off the top 1/2 inch of the bulbs.
Place the bulbs in a small baking pan, and drizzle with the olive oil.
Fill the pan with water or broth until the bulbs are half covered.
Cover with a lid or aluminum foil, and bake in a 450 degree F. oven for around one hour, or until the garlic is soft.