Intro: 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
Garlic cloves: either fresh peeled or packaged that way
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."