Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Slow Roasted Garlic with Rosemary

By now my stash of garlic has seen better days, they're starting to grow roots and sprout green shoots in the middle. It's time to eat them up. Towards that end, I've been making lots of this mellow and creamy, Slow Roasted Garlic with Rosemary. The smell permeates the whole house, and when it is spread on my crispy No-knead Sourdough bread, there's nothing else like it.

three heads of garlic, cloves separated and peeled
place in a small casserole to hold the garlic in a tight single layer
barely cover with olive oil
a sprig or two of fresh rosemary
salt and pepper
cover tightly with foil
roast in 300 F oven, until garlic is very soft, about 30 minutes
remove foil
increase oven temperature to 350 F
roast another 10 to 15 minutes
until slightly golden

Served alongside warm and crusty No-knead Sourdough bread, your family and friends will beg for more.

No comments: