There are many good things I can say about garlic but the main thing is; it is delicious and healthy at the same time. Garlic and onion are used as a basis for many dishes but can also be great stand alone. I made this the other night for some friends, we had a nice ciabatta to spread the garlic on, I should have made more, it is so easy and disappears so fast.
You can keep it in the fridge and add it to other dishes as well. You can also mince it into a paste and serve it like that but I like to scoop out the toes and spread it on the bread myself. Of course this is not something I invented; it is a very well and wide spread phenomenon but just for the few who are still unaware of this heavenly treat.
dried herbs like thyme or rosemary
pepper and salt
Cut of the end of the garlic so you display the top of the toes. Take away some of the paper skin. Put a layer of olive oil in a little baking dish, sprinkle some herbs, pepper and salt and put the garlic head with the cut side down in the oil. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and put in the oven for about 40-60 minutes on 200c. When you take it out of the oven, let it cool down before serving. If you don’t have a little baking dish, just make a little package of aluminum foil and pack the garlic head in there with the oil and herbs.