Roasted Garlic is amazing! I have found that the easiest way to roast garlic is in the crock pot! This can be used in soups, gravies, sauces, dips, spreads, dressings, vegetables, compound butters, pastas, mashed potatoes. Whewww…that’s a long list! These are just a few that I could think of…
The roasted garlic freezes nicely, so if you can buy some on sale, roast a bunch all at once and freeze it. I portion it into ice cube trays, then after freezing, I keep the frozen cubes in a freezer safe zipper seal bag. They just take a few minutes to thaw, so you can have roasted garlic any time you need it. (It’s a good idea to dedicate a plastic ice cube tray to your roasted garlic. Even though it’s delicious, you probably wouldn’t want garlic flavored ice cubes!)
Start by cutting the top off of the bulb of garlic. If you want to, you can drizzle the top with a little bit of olive oil.
Wrap each garlic bulb separately in aluminum foil. Set them in your crock pot and turn on to the lowest heat setting.
Cook for 3 – 4 hours or until soft. (By the way, your house will smell amazing!) Using tongs, remove the foil packets from the crock pot and open carefully.
Allow the bulbs to cool until slightly until you are able to handle them. Squeeze the warm, roasted garlic out of the bulb into a dish. (Be careful, it can still be very hot on the inside.) It should squeeze out like the consistency of frosting.
You’ll find that the flavor of the garlic has mellowed, but a be aware that a little goes a long way…Try it! It’s scrumptious!