- One or more whole heads of garlic
- Olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400°.
Peel the loose layers of skin from the garlic head, leaving the individual cloves wrapped. Use a sharp knife to cut away the top ¼-inch of the garlic, exposing the tops of the cloves.
Drizzle the garlic with olive oil then wrap tightly in foil. Set on a baking sheet and roast until soft and fragrant, about 40 minutes. Once it’s cool enough to touch, unwrap and use your fingers or a spoon to push the cloves out of their skins.