(about ½ cup)
3 or 4 bulbs Fresh Garlic
1 to 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
to taste Salt and Black Pepper
Slice off the top of each bulb so flesh shows. Peel any loose papery skin off each bulb. Place a large piece of foil in a baking dish just large enough to hold the garlic. Put bulbs in foil lined dish and drizzle over each with oil. Season with salt and pepper and close the foil tightly to cover bulbs.. Place baking dish in a pre-heated 350 degree oven and bake for 45 minutes or until soft and golden. If it is not golden brown at this time, open the foil and continue for about 15 minutes or until golden brown Remove and let cool before proceeding. Now squeeze the soft garlic from the bulbs and use in a variety of recipes.
Note: The roasted garlic can be frozen for future use too. Just portion into amounts needed for future recipes. Ice cube trays work well for this process. That way you can put the frozen cubes in a large zip-lock bag and just take out what is needed each time.
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