Recipe of the Week: Slow Roasted Garlic

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Via The Lonely Bean 

Roasted garlic emanates a sweet, nutty flavour rather than the  usual harsh taste attributed to fresh garlic.  It is simple to do, and can be a versatile addition to  sauces and spreads.  I roasted a head of garlic today and mixed it with thyme and cream cheese for a Tomato and Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Sandwich with Balsamic Dressed Greens.  Later I am going to use it for garlic bread.

Because I had access to this terra cotta gadget made specifically for roasted garlic, I used it.  But you can roast garlic just as easily with a bit of foil and an oven proof ramekin.

Ingredients

  • 1 Head of Garlic

  • Thyme

  • Olive Oil

  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Chop off the top of the garlic so all cloves are exposed. 
  • Peel off the outer layer of skin.  Place in terra cotta dish and drizzle olive oil over top, sprinkle salt, pepper and thyme over the garlic. 
  • Cook in the oven, covered, at 300 for about 30 mins. 
  • Remove lid, drizzle a bit more olive oil over the cloves,  and cook for another 45 minutes. 
  • When done, the cloves should slip right out.