Roasted garlic cloves can be a perfectly delicious addition to many dishes. The flavor of garlic adds such an amazing aroma and taste.
How to roast garlic cloves in the oven
I love to add roasted garlic to my mashed potatoes which turns my mashed potatoes from 0 to 100 real quick. You can use them as spreads, make sauces, add to mashes, french fries, frittatas, and even quiche. I’m just throwing out there many different things you can make with them.
I recommend making them in the oven, however, you can use a toaster oven. I see where many people use muffin tins to roast their garlic cloves. However, that’s not necessary, but if it helps to make things easier for you, go right ahead. The most important thing is to make sure it is wrapped in foil at least 400 F.
What can you add to your Garlic Cloves?
You can add herbs to add more or a different flavor to your roasted garlic such as sage, rosemary, thyme, sub olive oil for truffle oil.
If you need help or advice I’d be happy to help.
Recipes to Try
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
How to Roast Garlic
- Aluminum Foil
- 1 whole head of garlic (preferably large)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 400F (205C)
- Peel away the top layer of the foliage leaf. Make sure that the skin (first foliage leaf) are still intact
- Place individual garlic in a foil paper and sprinkle with olive oil then wrap the garlic in the foil, like the shape of a ball.
- As soon as the oven is heated, place the garlic cloves in the oven on a baking sheet and bake for 35 mins or until the cloves are soft and slightly brown. (depending on the size of the garlic and the amount of garlic the timing might be different).
- When ready, let the cloves cool then remove the skins. By using a fork or knife you can easily remove garlic out of their skins.