Roasted Elephant Garlic

Roasted Elephant Garlic
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Roasted garlic is larger and more mild than regular garlic. It's a delicious accompaniment to a fresh loaf of bread and is easy to tuck in the oven when roasting other meats and vegetables. If your oven temp needs to be higher or lower for whatever else you're roasting, simply extend or reduce the cooking time of the garlic. This is a very forgiving recipe.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Roasted Elephant Garlic
Print Recipe
Roasted garlic is larger and more mild than regular garlic. It's a delicious accompaniment to a fresh loaf of bread and is easy to tuck in the oven when roasting other meats and vegetables. If your oven temp needs to be higher or lower for whatever else you're roasting, simply extend or reduce the cooking time of the garlic. This is a very forgiving recipe.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 whole head of elephant garlic (do not peel)
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1 loaf crusty french bread
Servings: servings
Instructions
To prepare:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place entire head of garlic in small baking dish or ramekin.
  3. Stuff fresh herb sprigs between garlic cloves to secure.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over top of garlic and herbs.
  5. Sprinkle with a couple of pinches of kosher salt.
To roast:
  1. Place a piece of aluminum foil under baking dish (large enough envelope entire dish and garlic). Bring four corners together and fold edges together to seal contents.
  2. Roast in oven for 45-55 minutes, depending on your oven. Check garlic for softness at approximately 45 minutes by piercing with a fork and add additional cooking time as needed. Garlic is ready when it is softened and spreadable.
To serve:
  1. Peel away aluminum foil and discard. Allow garlic to cool slightly and serve warm with crusty bread and a butter knife. Gently break into the skin with your knife and spread the roasted garlic directly on to the bread and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Regular garlic can be roasted in the same manner, however you will want to slice the top off the head to expose the cloves.  You may want to adjust your cooking time as the cloves are smaller and will roast more quickly.