Easy Roasted Garlic
The easiest way to roast garlic for a mellow, toasty addition to any recipe
- Large garlic heads as many as you want to roast
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- A few sprigs of fresh thyme optional
- Coarse kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 400F.
Remove most of the papery wrappers around the cloves, but not too many so that the cloves separate.
Slice the bulb horizontally about 1/4 of the way down from the top to reveal the tops of the cloves
Place the bulbs on foil and drizzle generously with olive oil.Add a few sprigs of thyme (if using) and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Squeeze the foil shut and cook for 40-50 minutes. Cloves should be soft and golden.
Allow to cool slightly, then squeeze cloves from remaining wrapper and eat on a cracker or use in your preferred recipe.