Pan-Roasted Garlic

A tip picked up from: Smoke & Spice

Heat a cast-iron skillet (6″ is all you need here) over moderate heat until hot. Add garlic (do not peel!) to the pan. No, you do not need fat of any kind. Shake the pan periodically to keep the garlic from burning and cook until soft – about 10 – 15 minutes. Remove, let cool and peel off the skins.

Try to resist popping more than a couple of cloves in your mouth and enjoying the soft, roasted flavor.

Cast-iron is the best to use as it does not mind being heated without anything in it. I wouldn't recommend doing this on a regular non-stick - besides, there's nothing to stick anyway. Just look around your thrift stores and yard sales for good, polished cast-iron skillets and take good care of them. They'll take good care of you in return.

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