Roasted garlic —the easy way

Do as much as you want at a time because you can freeze what you don’t immediately need.

Put the whole garlic bulb (skin and all) into the oven at about 350°/180°.  Slice the bottom off of the bulb.

Slice the bottom off

Slice the bottom off

Leave them in  for about 20-30 minutes. Watch them carefully so they don’t burn! They will reach roasty goodness when the outer skins are browning.

Roasted goodness

Roasted goodness

Then, pop the cloves out of the husk.

Pop the roasted garlic out

Pop the roasted garlic out

Leave them to cool down, if you’re not using them right away.

Cooling off period

Cooling off period

I like doing a few bulbs at a time, so I can freeze some. To freeze, spread the cloves out on a baking sheet or anything flat that can fit into the freezer. Try to keep them from touching, so they can freeze as individual cloves instead of being glommed together.

Once they’re frozen you can store them in a container or a freezer bag.

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