A simple tutorial on how to roast garlic.
(such as Potato Garlic Bread), sauces, hummus, and of course makes the best garlic bread (I will post about garlic bread soon). Here is my way to make roasted garlic.
Start with a whole head of garlic, or just a few cloves (my opinion is more is better, I love roasted garlic). Using a serrated knife or kitchen shears, cut off the bottoms of each clove. Some people keep the whole head of garlic intact and cut off the hard bottom piece, but I find that I end up wasting too much garlic that way.
(no need to peel the cloves) and drizzle or spray on some olive oil (you don't need much, about a teaspoon or less). Fold the foil around the garlic and bake at 350F for 30-45 minutes (I use a toaster oven for this, no need to heat up the big oven for a small packet of garlic).
(This is my favorite house freshener. I just have a small apartment and it makes the whole place smell great. I joke with my husband that I'm going to rub some roasted garlic behind my ears like perfume...I love this stuff and my husband does too.) Remove from oven, or turn the heat off, and let cool until it is able to be handled. Then open the foil packet.