The Best Roasted Garlic You’ve Ever Had
Do any of you remember Bistro 110 right off Michigan Ave. in Chicago? Well, it was one of my family’s favorite restaurants when we would go down for the day to shop, be tourists, or see a show. It was all kinds of French fancy, but the best part was the roasted garlic and fresh bread that came to the table.
Oh man, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. First, you’d smear fresh butter onto pillow-y soft bread and then top it with a perfectly roasted garlic clove or two. If you were feeling extra fancy (which as a 12-year-old on an adventure in Chicago I always was, but still never enough for this because … 12), you’d give it a grind of fresh pepper or a sprinkling of sea salt and… Perfection. I don’t think I ever ate my actual meal at that place. It was always 10 pieces of bread and a glass of lemonade.
Anyway, you can easily recreate this at home. It takes a decent amount of time in the oven, but minimal actual work, making it a perfect Sunday project. If you don’t have kids (or a significant other that wants meat), I think a loaf of bread and a roasted garlic is a great meal. Maybe add a rich red wine and/or some crisp salad to round it out.
Alternatively, use this recipe to dress up mashed potatoes, soup, or dip. Really anything that calls for garlic will be doubly enhanced with this add on.
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