There are fewer foods that flavors change as dramatically as garlic by introducing heat to it for about 45 minutes. Raw garlic goes into the oven sharp and pungent and emerges soft, a little sweet and nutty. Roasted garlic is great in pasta dishes, mashed potatoes, or just spread on a cracker. It’s just so delicious!
Roasting garlic is really easy, all you need is garlic, a little olive oil and some aluminum foil. Remove some of the outer paper from the head of garlic and trim about ¼ inch from the top of garlic to expose the cloves. Put into foil, drizzle about 1 tsp. olive oil onto the exposed cloves and close the foil into a ball. Roast in 400 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes, or until cloves are golden colored and bulbs can be squeezed out of the paper.