This recipe is extremely easy, and will provide you with an ample supply of roasted garlic, perfect as a sandwich smear or as a sandwich topping
- Enough garlic cloves to cover the bottom of a pan
- Olive oil
Find a roasting pan, and optionally cover it with tinfoil. Fill the pan with peeled garlic cloves. Sprinkle olive oil and add salt and pepper and stir, so the garlics are glistening. This is not an olive oil bath, so be gentle. It should look like this picture:
Cover the pan, and place in a pre-heated oven at 375 F for about an hour, or until they are golden brown like below, and when poked with a fork they are soft all the way through (no resistance).
Store the garlics in an airtight container after they cool. The cloves are now soft and mushy and can be turned into paste and smeared on sandwiches, or used as toppings as-is. They don’t taste very strong, so don’t be shy about using them on almost anything that needs a little ‘umph’.