How to Roast a Clove of Garlic

Garlic, in my opinion, is one of the few things these days that is good for you and actually tastes great. Garlic is also very versatile. It can be used in both seasoning and appetizers. One of the most flavorful ways to use garlic is to roast it. Roasting a garlic clove helps bring out the flavor more, and it's incredibly easy to do.


Step 1

Pour 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil into the glass bowl.

Step 2

Place the clove on your cutting board, and cut it in half.

Step 3

Discard the bottom portion of the clove (this will be the loose pieces once it's been cut).

Step 4

Submerge the top portion of the clove into the bowl of olive oil. Place it with the top facing up; the meat of the garlic should be in the oil in order to absorb some of it.

Step 5

Place the glass bowl in the oven, and cook it on 375 degrees for about 20-30 minutes.

Step 6

Carefully remove the bowl from the oven and use your knife to turn the clove over. The garlic should be a deep brown color now.

Tips and Warnings

The best way to serve this dish is with dinner rolls. You can extract the clove pieces with a knife and spread them on the rolls. Some of the olive oil will be absorbed into the clove, but some will still remain in the bowl. This oil is great to cook with or to simply use as a light dipping sauce. The flavor is fantastic! Selecting a clove of garlic actually takes a little time. Make sure you examine the top of the clove to ensure there is no mildew there. Often times a small bit of black mildew can be found there. Make sure you wear an oven mitt when removing the bowl from the oven. It will be extremely hot. Do not overcook. Twenty to thirty minutes is enough time to make the garlic turn a nice deep brown.

Things You'll Need

1 Whole Garlic Clove, 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Small Glass Bowl, Knife, Cutting Board
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