Chapter: Party Appetizers and Snacks Recipes
Section: Dips and Spreads: Garlic
Recipe: 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
Cynthia Detterick-Pineda of Andrews, TX