Do you love garlic? Have you ever tried it roasted? This is a fabulous way to use it in any recipe because you use it just like you would a fresh garlic clove. Roasting garlic gives it a milder and sweeter taste by taking away the harshness of fresh garlic. After roasting, it will keep for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator or do like I do and freeze it in teaspoon size portions for months.
Click on the link below to see the step by step directions with pictures and a printable recipe card.
I first had roasted garlic at a Super Bowl party in 1996. I never knew garlic could taste so good on its own.
I know right! Roasting it completely changes it’s flavor doesn’t it!
Freezing it is a great idea. Thank you!
You’re welcome Angela! Lay it on waxed paper in small dollops and freeze on a tray. Then remove and put the frozen dollops in a freezer bag or container. They thaw really fast.
That’s how I used to make the baby food a zillion years ago. I will do this as soon as the fresh local garlic is available.
I put my baby food in ice cube trays and froze it…..lol
I love roasted garlic and always have it packed in oil and waiting in the fridge
I have never kept it in oil in the refrigerator I need to try that!
It keeps quite well for a week
Hey, this was new for me. I never tried it, roasted/
You have to try it. Even if you just roast one bulb. It changes the way the garlic taste…for the better!
Oooh, I surely will.
Thanks for sharing, very interesting to learn these facts about garlic.
You’re so welcome!
Only ever use confit garlic in recipes as I don’t like the taste of raw garlic. I confit en masse and store in olive oil in fridge so I always have some to hand.
Hi Sheree! I’m with you, I don’t like raw garlic either. But roasted….yes!
This looks so yummy and tasty.
Thank you Sumit!
A staple in our home cooking.
Absolutely the best! Garlic makes everything taste great!
Thanks for the tip. I love roasted garlic. But then I love garlic anyway it can be fixed.
You’re welcome! I love to roast it and freeze it to use in my recipes. I think the roasted is so much better than just using a fresh clove. Have a great weekend!
Cool! I didn’t know you could freeze it. God to know. Thank you. I love roasted garlic better than regular garlic too.
I just made a recipe with roasted garlic for the first time recently and couldn’t believe I hadn’t been doing that more often. Just so good! Thanks for the idea on this one too!
You’re welcome! Roasting garlic transforms it into such a better flavor!
Garlic is one of my favorite foods. It’s just always the right answer, isn’t it?!
Yes and SO good for you!
I have roasted garlic in this manner for years. I love making garlic toast with roasted garlic, or mashing in to a baked potato with oilive oil and sea salt.
It tastes so much better roasted! Great ideas for using it too….thank you David!
Good for Winter!
I like to freeze them and use with any recipe that calls for a clove. I freeze them in tsp dollops.
That’s a good idea Diane – handy that way. Garlic is good for warding off germs … no colds or flu at your house. There is a fellow blogger from Michigan, we follow each other and she grows garlic. Her and her husband have a small farm and they just put up a new barn last Summer and harvested their garlic in there. I think Ruth said that they sell it in produce markets too.
We grew it one year but there was so much we couldn’t use it all. I didn’t know about roasting and freezing then! Good for them!
She told about the whole process after harvesting it – it was interesting.
That’s quite a nice idea 👍
Thank you Jyo! Have a great weekend!
Wonderful share! Thanks.
Thank you for always making nice comments Megala!
Oooooh…. interesting. The only thing is is that I don’t like garlic on its own, which is why I usually put it in pastas. But this gives me an idea, what if I put the roasted garlic in my pasta… but since it will be really crispy, I might be able to crumble it into a powder… ooo… I gotta try this now. 😛
I don’t care for fresh garlic either. Roasting it gives it a mellow yet sweet taste that still will enhance your pasta. It is not crispy at all when it is roasted. If will be soft and able to mush up with a fork. That is the reason I like to roast it and freeze it.
Thanks for reblogging this! ❤
Hey, this would be yummie mixed into your taco potato when first fluffing up the soft potato inside it’s jacket.
Aren’t you the clever one!!! Fantastic idea!
Reblogged this on Crackling Pork Rinds.
Thank you SO much for reblogging! ❤
That’s healthy and unique recipe..
Thank you it is so much better roasted.
This is so ironic that I’m seeing this right now!! This morning we went to breakfast at a place that served whole roasted garlic with potatoes, and I was wondering how they did it!!! So excited to try this sometime myself. Thank you always for the amazing recipes!
That is so funny Mackenzie! You won’t believe how easy it is to do. You’re welcome!
Great tip! BTW, didn’t end up making the lemon bars this past weekend. But I did make pumpkin pie ALL from scratch, and it turned out well! Slightly over crisped the crust, but some members of my family like it that way. Phew! 🙂
Now that’s something I never did! I always buy pumpkin from a can but some day I will roast my own I hear it tastes amazing! Nice job! I am going to make those lemon bars some day. When I do I will post it and hope it turns out..lol
Of course it will turn out! You’re Diane! Of indianeskitchen, for goodness sake! 🙂
Hahahaha you crack me up. I have failures like everybody else I just don’t admit to them! 😂🤣😂🤣
In which case, I’ll only hear about the perfect lemon bars, even it they happened on the third try. (Though I doubt it.)
Hear about I’m hoping to see pictures! 🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋
I have to try this!
It is fun when it comes out of the oven and you squeeze the garlic out of the papery part.