So I’m in the grocery store the other day by the veggies and as I’m buying string beans I see this lady out of the corner of my eye buying an $8 teeny jar of roasted garlic. I guess my inner face of “OMG please tell me you’re not going to buy that because if you are paying for that, then please adopt me lady cause you can most certainly afford me” wasn’t as inner as I thought as it caught her attention. She looked up and said “I can’t believe how much this stuff costs! But it’s so difficult to make from scratch.”
Apparently my mouth filter was off as well as I said “No it’s not, it’s one of the easiest things to make. If you have olive oil, tin foil and an oven you can make it. I mean you’re crazy to spend that much for something that takes 5 minutes to put together and 1/10th of the cost!” Yeah, sometimes my filter doesn’t work…
So I spent about 20 minutes with the lady giving her step by step instructions as she took notes into her iPhone (seriously aren’t smart phones the greatest invention EVER?). She also took down my website and info for ‘future’ tips. So if I get one new reader then I’m happy!
Anyway, for those of you that buy roasted garlic.. STOP!!! If you can waste money on stuff you can easily make yourself then you can surely build me a bistro 🙂
- 3 heads of garlic – sliced In half laid out on heavy duty foil.
- Drizzle with olive oil
- At this point you can season with salt and pepper if you want
- Wrap up like a purse tightly with the foil.
- Bake at 350 for an hour.
- Remove from oven and squeeze out.
- Remove all the garlic cloves individually from their papery wraps and place on heavy duty foil
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- At this point you can season with salt and pepper if you want.
- Wrap up tightly
- Bake at 375.
- Start checking the garlic after 10 minutes, and remove from the oven when the cloves are golden brown and soft enough to be pierced with a fork. You may have to roast the larger cloves longer. Just remove the smaller ones and set aside.
- Remove from oven