Roasted garlic is delicious simply smeared on bread, but home cooks on Chowhound also think its sweet, mellow flavor enhances lots of dishes. Roasted garlic is great in mashed potatoes or other mashed root vegetables—eight_inch_pestle makes a paste with a bit of warm milk or cream so that it incorporates evenly. Meanwhile, blinknoodle likes the silky texture of roasted garlic in soups, like CHOW’s Roasted Garlic and Smoky Greens Soup. HillJ mixes roasted garlic purée into raw ground beef for burgers and rubs it under the skin of a chicken before roasting. Other hounds add it to gravy or béchamel, mix it with mayonnaise for a sandwich spread, or blend it into Greek yogurt or sour cream for dips.

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