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Roasted-Garlic Butter

Real Simple DECEMBER 2004

  • Yield:


  • 4 cloves garlic, skins left on
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature


Preheat oven to 350° F. Place the garlic on a small sheet of foil and pull up the foil's edges to form a pouch. Pour the oil over the garlic and sprinkle with about ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Roast for 35 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. Place the butter in a small bowl. Squeeze the garlic out of its skins onto the butter. Add the remaining salt and mash with a wooden spoon to combine. Chill the butter until needed, but allow it to come to room temperature before spreading.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 5mg
  • Calories: 94
  • Calories from fat: 98%
  • Carbohydrate: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Iron: 0mg
  • Protein: 0mg
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 117mg

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