The absolute best way to cook garlic into a delicious spreadable delicacy.
- plump peeled garlic cloves
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt, for sprinkling
- Freshly ground black pepper, for sprinkling
- Herbs or vegetables of your choice
Place the peeled garlic cloves in a single layer into a shallow oven safe dish like a pyrex or even a pie dish. This is key for making sure all the cloves get cooked evenly.
Drizzle olive oil over the cloves until they are just covered.
Sprinkle in the salt and pepper. Add herbs or vegetables if desired.
Cover and bake on 250F for 2 hours.
Remove from the oven, uncover and cool completely.
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Let it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before serving.