How to Roast Garlic in the Microwave

It can take up to an hour to roast Garlic in the oven, which is how I’ve always done it. However, did you know that you can quickly create roasted Garlic in a microwave?

If you follow the directions, this is an effortless and quick way to roast garlic. On the other hand, if you don’t know how your garlic will burn.

Why heat the entire kitchen for a garlic bulb when this is so simple? Microwaving garlic will be my new go-to roast garlic recipe unless I simultaneously have other items in the oven.

Ingredients for Garlic Roast

  • 1 head of Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • olive oil

How do you Roast Garlic in the Microwave?

  • Cut the Garlic’s top off so that the tops of the cloves are visible.
  • Place it cut side up in a little shallow bowl.
  • Water near the Garlic should be added.
  • Olive oil should be liberally used to coat the Garlic thoroughly.
  • Microwave power is set at 40%.
  • For five minutes, cook.
  • Remove the Garlic from the Microwave as soon as it’s finished cooking.
  • Remove the Garlic from the bowl with a potholder or cloth, then squeeze the cloves of Garlic onto a clean basin or plate.
  • Use it right away or keep it in an airtight jar with olive oil for up to a week.

Why Does Garlic Catch Fire In Microwave?

This occurs because some people cook garlic in the microwave the same way as in an air fryer. Microwaves and air fryers are not the same things.

The microwave, on the other hand, is not ideal for utilizing foil. So, covering a head of garlic in foil and microwaving it will result in a fire.

This is common with diets heavy in minerals such as iron, magnesium, and selenium. Because such minerals behave like “small shards of metal,” microwaves bounce off them like a fork, resulting in the sparking effect.

Foods, especially those with skin or spherical, can burst in the microwave. Some studies have demonstrated that the interior is heated first, generating a steam buildup. When all that pressure comes out, it does so with a bang.

How do you store freshly Roasted Garlic?

Microwave-Roasted Garlic Recipe

I prepare it in batches and store it in the refrigerator with little olive oil. It tastes fantastic on burgers, mashed potatoes, meatballs, pasta, garlic butter sauce, and other dishes. 

I carefully squeeze as many bits of Garlic as I can off the garlic head using a tiny plastic container. It might occasionally be difficult to squeeze the Garlic out whole and unsquished since it is soft. They occasionally do squeeze out crushed or squeezed Garlic, but it is still possible to use such bits.

Make sure none of them still have the papery skin on them after you’ve squeezed all of them out. After that, discard the entire papery portion of the head.

Oil the Garlic with olive. I pour enough oil into the jar to cover the Garlic. Keep the container in the refrigerator with a tight lid. 

How To “Roast” Garlic In the Microwave

The roasted Garlic should keep for one to two weeks.

Don’t throw away the olive oil after you’ve used all of the Garlic because you’ll have delicious garlic-infused olive oil that tastes fantastic and is ideal for use as a salad dressing or addition to Italian dishes.

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 55
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 2mg

Is it possible to roast garlic in the microwave?

Yes, you certainly can. Microwave roast garlic is so easy to prepare and cook that you’ll adore it for saving you time in the kitchen.

The roast garlic may then be used in recipes instead of garlic puree or chopped garlic.

Even better, roasting garlic in the microwave makes it simple to squeeze, eliminating the need to peel garlic cloves.

Is Microwaving Garlic Safe?

It is, indeed. If you follow our instructions, microwave garlic bulbs are completely safe.

You may also peel and dice garlic and microwave it with other ingredients, such as spaghetti or rice.

I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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