Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Experimenting with roasted garlic

I have been thinking of trying roasted garlic in recipes. I like the taste of garlic, but the bite of raw is a little too sharp. On Saturday morning, I roasted a huge bulb, so now I have lots to experiment with. The whole house smelled like garlic for a few hours--not unpleasant, but pretty pungent!
To roast the garlic, I cut off the top and covered it with a small piece of aluminum foil, then baked it @ 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
My first experiment was potato salad. I started with the basic Hellman's mayonnaise recipe and made a few changes.
  • decreased salt to 1 tsp.
  • added 2 tsp prepared mustard
  • added 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  • added 1/3 cup chopped olives
  • added 3 cloves roasted garlic

My parents really raved about the potato salad. My mom even took the leftovers home.

This week, I'm going to try a hummus recipe with roasted garlic. I love hummus and I'm trying to improve my homemade version. I'll let you know how it goes.

Do you have a favorite recipe using roasted garlic? Does anyone know how long it will stay good in the refrigerator?


Jolie said...

I was just thinking about roasting garlic yesterday when I was chopping some up to use for stuffed mushrooms LOL Small world.

JvW said...

I love roated garlic! We usually just spread it on bread like it's butter... yummy! So, needless to say, we don't know if it keeps in the fridge since we never have any leftovers.

Christine said...

Yup, just spread it on a toasted baguette.

Not sure about the fridge thing.

And you'll love the hummus with roasted garlic. Anything roasted garlic. LOL

Leigh in Tennessee said...

another vote for using it as a bread spread! yummy stuff

RTC said...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try the garlic spread. It must be really good!

Miss M said...

You could use it with any sort of pasta recipe or to flavor soups. It should keep for awhile in the fridge.

Jessie said...

mmm... I love garlic!

I'm going to try roasting it!!