I decided I had more garlic on hand than I needed today, and rather than let it go bad, I looked online to see if it were possible to store roasted garlic easily. Turns out, it’s as simple as placing roasted garlic in a jar, covered with oil. In this case, I used olive oil. In addition to being able to store the garlic on the shelf for easy access, turns out I’ve also made a delicious seasoned olive oil to enjoy as well.
1. Preheat oven to 400°
2. Cut the tip off of the garlic bulbs (removing any easily removable lower cloves from large bulbs if need be and roasting them individually). Generously coat the garlic bulbs with oil, by drizzling the oil inside the bulb.
3. Loosly wrap the oiled bulbs in foil and cook until cloves are tender when pierced with a fork. Approximately 45min – 1 hour.
Possible uses for the oil: use for cooking or as a dip for bread. (Opt, add additional seasonings as well.)
Possible uses for the roasted garlic.. Truly, there are infinite uses! But here are a few ideas: smashed in mashed or baked potatoes, spread over bread or crackers or simply added to any dish that calls specifically for fresh garlic or some additional flavor.
The possibilities are endless!
For added clarification, I’ll include a helpful link to the page I found, by a fellow blogger whom I quite enjoy.
Minimalist Baker: How to Roast Garlic
I’ll also include a link to a few health benefits of eating roasted garlic here:
Health Benefits from eating Roasted Garlic
Cheers to good heath!