Introduction: Roasted Garlic Cloves for Christmas Giving

A great savory holiday gift, roasted garlic cloves are easy to make, package and taste great.

I have also included a sheet of printable labels.

Step 1: Ingredients and Basic Info

Ingredients:

Garlic cloves: either fresh peeled or packaged that way

Sea Salt

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: quality matters, the flavor comes through

Oven temp: 375 F

Time: 45-60 minutes

Step 2: Method

1) Place peeled garlic cloves in a single layer on aluminum foil

2) coat with olive oil

3) sprinkle on salt, and other seasonings as you wish.

I used oregano, basil, rosemary and pepper... tasted great

4) roll up the aluminum foil into a packet

5) bake for 45 minutes, pull it out and look at it. shake it then return to oven

6) bake for an additional 15 minutes if needed checking every 5.

Step 3: Package Up and Give

I would show you a beautifully packaged one, but sadly (or is that gladly) I ate half my garlic before finishing the labels :)

Put garlic into a jar, then top with olive oil. You want to make sure that the garlic is covered.

Add a custom label and some ribbon

(hopefully the Photoshop file is included, but either way I did include a jpeg with 3 styles.)

The garlic should be good for about 1 week in the fridge, but honestly mine has never lasted that long so I am not positive.

This garlic tastes great on pizza, pasta, mushed on bread even on the end of a fork if you really like roasted garlic.

If you make it please let me know if you tried some awesome variations, or how the garlic was used either by you or the person you gave it to.

"The FDA recommends that if you want to make your own infused garlic oil, you should prepare it fresh and use it right away. If you are saving any leftovers, you must refrigerate it right away and use within a week.
And if you’re buying a commercially prepared infused garlic oil, check to make sure the product has some sort of preservative or acid inside it, which is there to preserve the garlic and protect it from growing harmful bacteria."

https://theolivepress.com/news-blog/be-aware-of-the-risks-of-botulism-with-homemade-garlic-infused-oil#.VmsHu_krIdV

Comments

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beamerpook (author)2015-12-27

Great Instructable, and bonus points for the labels :) I just wanted to point out that if you were already planning to bake dinner in the oven, just throw the packet of garlic cloves in there with it. If dinner is done before the garlic, just turn the oven off and leave the packet in the hot oven, and it will keep cooking. I personally don't like to use the oven if I can avoid it, so I cook mine (low and slow) in a small saucepan on the stovetop with enough oil to cover the cloves. I use the oil for most of my cooking, and the garlic cloves, besides just eating on bread, can be used for salad dressing, mashed potatoes, or mashed into butter or cream cheese!

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Alywolf (author)beamerpook2016-01-04

yum, now I want to go and make more

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customyota (author)2015-12-11

If you make this, you should use it immediately or refrigerate and use within a few days. It can actually kill you due to the specific bacterial growth that happens with garlic in oil.

https://theolivepress.com/news-blog/be-aware-of-the-risks-of-botulism-with-homemade-garlic-infused-oil#.VmrTVUllBnE

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Alywolf (author)customyota2015-12-11

Thanks, I have gone to the site, and added the important information to my instructable.

Botulism is even more prevalent in baked potatoes, They are down right scary. NEVER eat luke warm baked potatoes. unless they go luke warm sitting on your plate, and they were piping hot before.

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Alywolf (author)Alywolf2015-12-11

again, thank you for taking the time to do that for us.

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rpotts2 (author)2015-12-11

nice idea! i use a muffin tin and just put the whole bulb in (after clipping a bit off the top) then drizzle with oil.

Either way, makes a great spread for toasts.

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Alywolf (author)rpotts22015-12-11

I have done it that way too. I enjoy eating it more this way :)

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