Those of us that love garlic, tend to add it to almost everything! If you find you have a lot on hand, try roasting some in the oven to be used both immediately and later on.
Oven Roasted Garlic:
Whole heads of garlic
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Chop the tops off the heads of garlic, so that the cloves are exposed (most of them anyway). Place in a single layer in a baking dish with a lid. You can use as many heads as you like, as long as they fit in a single layer.
Drizzle generously with olive oil.
Sprinkle with salt.
Cover and roast until the garlic is soft, and the tops are golden brown, about 30-45 minutes.
When cool enough to handle, squeeze the garlic out of each head.
Eat it as is – it’s a great accompaniment to just about any dish. Add it as flavouring to other dishes – the resulting flavour is milder and sweeter than you would get with regular garlic (it’s particularly nice in mashed potatoes). Add to crackers with a bit of cheese as an appetizer. Refrigerate or freeze for later use. The possibilities are endless!