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Dec 1, 2012 02:38 PM

Favorite ways to use roasted garlic?

I have recently been enlightened to the wonderful world of roasted garlic. What are your favorite ways to use it?

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  1. I just squeeze it on crusty bread... a little goes a long way. It is delicious.

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    1. re: iluvcookies

      +100. I like it on pita chips too.

    2. My SO wants to add to an Asian marinade tonight (soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, usually minced garlic). Any thoughts?

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      1. re: fldhkybnva

        I think the other Asian ingredients would overpower its subtle sweet taste.

      2. On/in everything!! I love roasted garlic so much, I would eat it on toast. I'd mix it into whatever you'd like....

        1. Great on homemade pizza and worked into mashed potatoes (mashed anything, really).

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          1. re: eight_inch_pestle

            YES, this! The roasted garlic mashed potatoes were a big hit at Thanksgiving.

            1. re: fldhkybnva

              Right? Now you've got me thinking I might need to make some for Sunday dinner tomorrow.

          2. I love mixing into mayonnaise and topping sandwiches with it. It is also delicious mixed in mustard, but not your typical yellow type, though I've not tried that.

            I also like mixing it in tomato soup, bechamel sauce for lasagne & gratineed potatoes, as well as mashed potatoes. I have yet to try them in other mashed root vegetables.

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            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

              It is really delightful in mashed carrots or whipped potato/carrot blend.

              1. re: chefathome

                I figured it would be but since I haven't ever tried it so I didn't want to say it!

                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

         I said above: I've never mashed a vegetable that didn't take well to roasted garlic. I usually make a paste with a little warm milk or cream so it blends in more homogeneously and doesn't give anyone a mouthful of garlic (not that I would personally mind).

                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                    Now you'll have to get yourself some first-hand experience! :)