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A few weekends ago I attended a huge picnic on a ranch. The hosts provided the meat, drinks, and entertainment while the guests were asked to bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert-pot luck style. As I was hitting the appetizer side of the giant flatbed (where all of the food was laid out) I discovered a super easy, totally tasty appetizer that made me wonder, why didn't I think of that? Roasted garlic with tiny croutons. Someone had roasted up a bunch of garlic heads and crisped up pieces of bread. The guests were allowed to stab a clove or two of the gooey, sweet garlic and smear it on to a piece of crusty bread. Bite-sized and delicious, I made a whole plate full of these before heading back over to my friends. This is great for feeding a crowd, a picnic potluck, or a wine tasting party at an art gallery. To roast garlic, cut about 1/4 inch off of the top of a garlic head. Place in a baking dish, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Sit garlic cut side up, cover with foil and bake at 350°F until garlic skin is golden brown and cloves are tender-about 45-55 minutes. Serve with
Croutons

and voila, instant appetizer!

SugarCat SugarCat 10 years
I'm making this tonight for some friends I'm having over for dinner. Yum!
NdHebert NdHebert 10 years
I love roasted garlic!
Penny4545 Penny4545 10 years
CAN NOT go wrong w/ garlic... mmmm
wowjules wowjules 10 years
That sounds amazing, I love garlic!
annyshears1959 annyshears1959 10 years
i love garlic. my honey love to cook and he makes it like that all the time. yummy
GeikoSera GeikoSera 10 years
Yum! I keep meaning to make this for myself to try and I keep putting it off! :P
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
hey ya'll woried about garlic breath-it isn't that strong...when you roast it it gets sweeter and less bold. also, i roasted one head? of garlic and it made my apartment smell for about a week. i know my neighbors loved me haha
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 10 years
Sounds simple to make.
onesong onesong 10 years
oh, YUM YUM YUM. I will totally try it, with and without the goat cheese. I'm having people over on Sunday and this is going on the menu! And just remember...if everyone eats it, no one has garlic breath! :) :) happy friday all!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Sounds good but I would be worried about the garlic breath factor....
krisua krisua 10 years
Such a great and innovative idea. I will definitely try it out.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
clever. im totally bookmarking this!
mrflibble mrflibble 10 years
It does looks good but garlic means smelly breath. Too bad...
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
No one else is a little freaked out about how they look?
designergirl designergirl 10 years
Roasted garlic is so good. But beware, although the taste isn't overpowering, your house will reek of garlic.
blackdiamonds blackdiamonds 10 years
I saw this idea today on martha stewart. Its a very nice idea and easy to prepare. But, I can't help thinking how am I going to get rid of the garlic smell in my breath afterwards XD
susanec susanec 10 years
I like to do this but only because I don't like garlic and can avoid putting it in the rest of the dishes if it's available on the side. Makes everyone happy.
fulooped fulooped 10 years
Drool... I have to try this out some day.
purplesugar purplesugar 10 years
thank you screammylunzout, I was reading down through the comments and beginning to think I was the only one who did not find that picture appetizing ...sounds like it would taste good, but just looks strange
SU3 SU3 10 years
Sounds good! & very simple! Love it!
chancleta chancleta 10 years
love garlic. sign me up. yum. and so pretty. looks like flowers.
ktjones ktjones 10 years
I love roasted garlic. My fav is elephant garlic!!
screammylungzout screammylungzout 10 years
that picture is freaking me out! i have goosebumps :(
figurine figurine 10 years
Too. Much. Garlic.
llendril llendril 10 years
wow! this sounds so simple and delicious!
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