Garlic may not be the most romantic food in the world (garlic breath, anyone?), but now that Valentine’s Day is over we can throw romance back out the window, right? Ok, kidding… in all honestly, garlic is a definite staple in our house, and I’ve been dying to try baked garlic at home.
I’ve enjoyed baked garlic at a few nice restaurants, and I always love it (seriously, is there anything more delicious than baked garlic and brie?) Lucky for me, my brother got us this awesome garlic baker for Christmas, which was just the push we needed to try it ourselves! And let me tell you, it’s e-a-s-y!
Step 1: Soak the lid of the garlic baker in water for ten minutes. (Anyone know why this is important? I actually have no clue, but I’m a rule follower.)
Step 2: Remove some of the papery skin from the outside of the bulb and slice off the top so that each clove of garlic is partially exposed.
Step 3: Drizzle olive oil over garlic.
Step 4: Cover with lid and place in a COLD oven.
Step 5: Set temp. to 325 degrees and bake for 45 minutes.
The final product….
Delicious success— we spread each clove on a piece of bread and scarfed it down! This seriously made me want to throw a dinner party to show off my skills!
Have you ever baked garlic at home? I hear that it’s possible to do without the fancy clay baker… any tips? And what favorite restaurant appetizer do you wish you could re-create in your own kitchen?