How to Roast Garlic

What you’ll need:
Whole head of garlic
Salt
Olive oil
Small baking dish (a ramekin works well)


Step 1
: Preheat oven to 375°F.


Step 2
:
Without breaking the head of garlic apart, remove as much of the outer papery coating as you can:

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Step 3
:
Cut off the pointed top part of the head, exposing a bit of each clove:

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Step 4
:
Coat the small baking dish with olive oil and place the garlic inside. Drizzle with olive oil (use 1 Tablespoon olive oil per one head of garlic) and sprinkle liberally with salt.

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Step 5
:
Cover with aluminum foil and bake until garlic is soft and able to be pierced easily with a paring knife, at least 40 minutes.

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Step 6
:
Let the garlic cool until it can be handled easily. The cloves will squeeze easily out of their skins.

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Step 7
:
Discard the skins and use your freshly roasted garlic in your favorite recipe!

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