Baked garlic is an easy addition to appetizers or a picnic dinner. Garlic has many healthy properties and some say that increasing your garlic intake can help prevent cancer. Baked garlic is a delicious spread with cheese and crusty bread.
Things You'll Need
- Whole heads of garlic
- Olive oil
- Tin foil
- Sharp Knife
Place several heads of garlic on a cutting board and slice off the tops leaving just the tops of the cloves exposed.
Baste the tops of the garlic heads with olive oil, lightly. Sprinkle with salt.
Place the garlic heads on a sheet of tin foil as some of the garlic may overflow during baking.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Place the pan with the garlic in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until soft and the tops are brown. Do not over bake. Check every 10 minutes to ensure that the garlic isn't too brown.
Serve with Brie or Camembert cheese, apple or pear slices and rustic bread or baguette.
Tips & Warnings
- Elephant garlic is more mild and larger. It takes a longer cooking time.
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