Roasting garlic brings out a sweet, nutty flavor that complements many dishes.
Raw garlic can have a sharp taste and a pungent odor. Roasting garlic brings out its sweet side with a rich, buttery taste. Roasted garlic is very versatile, complementing everything from plain bread to vegetables or chicken. I love to spread roasted garlic over lightly toasted French bread, combine it with sour cream for topping baked potatoes, mix it in to pasta, or use it as a pizza topping.
Learn how to bring out the sweetness of garlic with this simple Roasted Garlic recipe
Did You Know?
To whet your appetite for all things garlic, here are some interesting factoids about this flavorful bulb.
- In folklore, garlic wards off vampires. All myths aside, garlic actually does ward off some unwanted beasts, like heart disease, bacteria, inflammation, cancer, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
- What is Garlic exactly? A vegetable? A fruit? It’s actually a member of the lily family!
- In ancient times, garlic was considered an antidote to overeating and drunkenness. You can only imagine what New Year’s Day was like.
- The Egyptian slaves who built the pyramids frequently ate only bread, garlic, and water.
- Rubbing your hands on a stainless steel bowl supposedly “zaps” the garlic odor. Try it!
What's your favorite way to enjoy roasted garlic?