Roasted Garlic Spread

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 1 hour

Serves:Varies

Spread on toast or crackers for a delicious treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic (try elephant garlic)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Remove the loose, papery, outer skin from the garlic. Put the whole head, root-end down, in a shallow baking dish. Roast for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until the garlic is soft. Cool until it is easy to handle.

Squeeze the soft garlic out of the skin.

Variation: Mix the roasted garlic with 3 cups cooked white beans. Process in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes for a spicier spread.