One day a dear friend took my mother and I to Ramsi’s, an eclictic restaurant in Louisville KY, and they served us an appetizer that consisted of roasted garlic, olive oil, goat cheese and toasted italian bread. This appetizer was absolutely amazing. Consequently, I decided to recreate the roasted garlic at home. All you need is fresh garlic (2 or more), Extra Virgin Olive Oil a frying pan, and a oven preheated to 375 F.
- Rinse the garlic bulbs and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- Slice of the tops of the garlic bulbs. This makes it easier to squeeze out the garlic paste after the garlic has finished roasting.
- Drizzle a generous amount of olive oil onto the bulbs of garlic. Massage the oil onto the skins of each garlic.
4. Place the garlic into a frying pan.
5. Bake (uncovered) at 375 F for 35 minutes or until the garlic is soft.
6. Allow to cool to room temperature.
7. Serve on a serving plate with whole roasted garlic, olive oil, goat cheese, toasted whole grain bread.
8. Spread paste from a 1 or 2 roasted garlic cloves onto toasted bread.
9. If you have left over roasted garlic, squeeze out all the garlic paste, place in a food saver then refrigerate for up to 3 days. For longer storage, place the garlic cloves in a ziplock bag then place in the freezer.
Roasted garlic is great to use as a spread on toasted bread or to enhance the flavor of soups, vegetables, meats or starches.