// Recipe for Roasted Garlic Butter //
I love garlic… like REALLY love garlic. The love affair became rather torrid & steamy when I discovered roasted garlic. The simple act of adding a little oil, salt, pepper with a little time in the oven transforms the normally sharp, rather harsh garlic into a sweet mellow bite. It still has all the flavor profiles of garlic, it's just garlic's soft, sweet, mellow cousin. It can be added to all kinds of dishes to add that garlic flavor. One of my favorite things to do is to make roasted garlic butter with the golden gems.
If you want to make the best garlic bread in the world… you need to take 30 minutes or so and make some roasted garlic butter. Spread it on bread and your mind will be blown. Here is how to make roasted garlic butter.
Ingredients for Roasted Garlic Butter
3 large heads of garlic
3 t extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper
2 sticks of soft, unsalted butter
Take three heads of garlic (I made a double batch, that's why I have six in the photos. Yea, it's that good!)
Cut the top off of each head and drizzle with olive oil and generously season with salt & pepper.
Wrap the heads of garlic in parchment and foil and place in a 375˚ oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool until you can handle the heads of garlic easily with your hands.
Gently squeeze the gloves of garlic out of it's skin.
Then add more salt & pepper and mash with a fork.
Next, place two sticks of softened, unsalted butter in a bowl and add all of the mashed garlic.
Fold the garlic into the butter. At this point you can serve the soft garlic butter on bread or veggies. You can even add a dollop onto a nice steak to add some flavor.
Last week, I made some Zuppa Toscana for dinner and added a little pat of butter to the bowl of soup after it was served and just that added little garnish took that soup to a whole new level. YUM!!!
You can store your roasted garlic butter in a air tight container for several weeks and always have it on had to add to a dish to make it extra special. Another night last week, I made some scrambled eggs for my husband before he rushed off to an evening meeting. I used the garlic butter rather than regular butter or bacon grease to prepare the pan for the eggs. Oh my stars…talk about tasty eggs!
I challenge you to find some creative ways to use your butter… I promise you, the uses are endless.