How To Roast Garlic Air Fryer Recipe
is quick, easy and can be a time saver making roasted garlic in the air fryer to have ready for your recipes.
One Quick and Easy tip is to have fresh garlic on hand and at the ready. Then making roast garlic in the air fryer can save you lots of time.
How to roast garlic air fryer recipe is easy when using roasted garlic for appetizers, salads and many other of your favorite and traditional recipes. The flavor of roasted garlic is richer and less bitter which makes it one of my favorite ways to use garlic. Whenever I make a traditional Italian meal I often use roasted garlic in place of chopped raw garlic. The flavor is less intense and better, not bitter.
This is the time of year – actually, anytime of year when life is hectic it’s important that we have a plan for organizing and planning, if not for anything else but to have the time to put together healthy meals that are flavorful and quick and easy.
You will want to have this how to roast garlic air fryer recipe on hand to make many of your family-favorite recipes, snacks and appetizers.
One of our favorite, and very easy, ways to serve roasted garlic is as a spread on crusty Italian bread slices. Just simply use a butter knife to scoop out a clove of garlic and spread onto the bread. Add slices of roasted pepper or pimento. This makes a delicious appetizer.
How to roast garlic in the air fryer is prepared in the same way as you would to roast garlic in the oven.
Cut off about 1/4 inch off the top of the head of garlic and place it on a large piece of aluminum foil. Spread a little olive oil over the top of the garlic to cover each clove. Add salt and pepper and wrap the foil gently around the head of garlic.
Place the foil wrapped garlic in the air fryer basket and cook on 370 or 400 for 10 minutes. Open the fryer and carefully remove the foil wrapped garlic, open the foil to check for doneness.
The garlic cloves should be soft when you insert a tester. If the cloves are still a little raw with no color return to the basket and cook another 10 minutes. If they are starting to soften when tested and have browned a little, cook 5 minutes and check again.
Here is the easy How To Roast Garlic air fryer recipe.
- 1 large head of garlic
- a piece of aluminum foil
- drizzle of olive oil (1-2 tbls)
- salt and pepper
- Place the head of garlic on a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle with a little olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Wrap the head of garlic in the foil.
- Place in the basket of your air fryer and cook on 400 degrees starting at 10 minutes. Check the garlic after 10 minutes. The cloves should be soft and caramelized when done. If the garlic is not soft, it might not brown with the covered foil, carefully open the top of the foil and continue to cook at 5 minute intervals. If after the first 5 minutes the garlic has not cooked much, increase time to 7 minute intervals.
- Cool the garlic for 10 minutes and remove the cloves by squeezing them out of the paper skins. Or you can use a butter knife to scoop them out, place them in a small dish until ready to use.
If you have not used the entire head of roasted garlic you can add the leftover cloves to a little olive oil.
Gently squeeze out the softened garlic cloves you have leftover into a clean, very dry jar with a little olive oil.
This can be saved for a few days. I’ve often saved my oil for about 1 week, I would not recommend saving the oil any longer.
Add a pinch or two or red pepper flakes, based on your preferred level of spiciness.
Using a strainer, pour the oil into a clean jar, let it cool a bit then seal the jar. You can save it for a week in the fridge to use in your favorite recipes.
Sometimes the oil will solidify but it is easy to scoop out a spoonful to add to your pan.
This is an easy prep and while the garlic is roasting you can multi-task. Maybe start the laundry or fold it; empty the dishwasher – you know the stuff that’s always there but sometimes you just can’t get to it.