Garlic is a chef's favorite that can add depth and variety to your favorite dishes whether it's fresh or comes in a jar. However, there's nothing that matches the flavor potential of roasted garlic, and it can give your mashed potatoes, roasted chicken and other dishes a huge boost. Best of all, it couldn't be easier to make it!
Start by picking up a few whole garlic bulbs and cutting off the top to expose the cloves. Next, pour a bit of extra virgin olive oil over the top and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper as well. Place each one inside of aluminum foil and wrap them up to create a small opening at the top so heat can escape.
You can arrange these on a baking sheet and place them in an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Let them roast for 30-35 minutes or when the cloves feel soft and can be removed from the bulb. You can then squeeze the cloves out into a dish to be used in a wide variety of meals.
You can speed along the process by using a convection setting on your oven, but if you don't have one, consider investing in a Gerhards appliance to improve the versatility of your kitchen.
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