The quantities a generalization. Roast as many heads as you'll use. The caramelized flavors are outstanding and use any leftovers for salad dressings, marinades, sauces or eat it as an appetizer spread over toast!Serving nutrition is based on 1/2 head/serving
3TablespoonsOlive Oil(or about 1 Tablespoon per head of garlic)
Preheat oven 400º F. Remove extra loose white skin around garlic heads. Carefully slice a thin layer off the tops of each garlic head exposing a bit of the garlic below. Don’t cut too deep into the garlic or the garlic will dry out.
In a baking dish sized to fit all of your garlic heads, layer them in a single layer, without too much extra space (small ramekins are great for just a head or two.)
Pour olive oil over each garlic head. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and black pepper. If using optional fresh thyme, sprinkle leaves over garlic heads.
Cover with aluminum foil and place in oven. Roast for 45 minutes.Remove foil and drizzle a little more olive oil. Return to oven and roast for 15 minutes more.
Remove from oven. Take garlic out of baking dishes and serve with baguette slices, crackers, etc., or use in whichever culinary dish you'd like. *Once oil has cooled in baking dishes, strain and save for other recipes that you want to cook with this amazing garlic oil.