On Tuesday I made another try. I found myself eating a whole head of garlic! Yes, a whole head!:) But before you judge me and run away, consider this - it was a delicious way of getting better!
Oven baked garlic, my friends, has a wonderful scent.
Oven baked garlic
(from "Küüslauguraamat", serves 4)
4 heads of garlic
(dried herbs to your liking)
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Without peeling them, cut the garlic heads into two and place on the baking sheet (the cut side up)
- Drizzle the garlic with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Add any herbs you want.
- Bake at 200C for 20 minutes
It's best to eat the garlic while it's still warm. This way the cloves are quite mushy and are easy to mash with a knife, but they get firmer as they cool. Just slip the cloves out of their peels and serve over crispy bread. Or go fancy and add them to a salad or serve beside a meat dish. I plan to make a cream cheese spread with them soon, I'm sure of that. So what your fingers get a bit oily - lick them clean! The oil's flavoured with the delicious deep flavour of the garlic. The taste is mainly 'roasted', but there's a 'healthy' moment in the mouth too. It's all mushy. It's good.