Air fried roast garlic is so delicious. It’s soft and creamy with a wonderful garlicky flavor. Once you make roast garlic in the air fryer, you’ll never want to roast it in the oven again!
Can You Roast Garlic in the Air Fryer?
Yes! An Air Fryer makes great roasted garlic. The air fryer makes soft and spreadable garlic in less time than it takes to make a traditional oven. You can pop a head of garlic into an Air Fryer and in about 30 minutes, it’s ready to eat.
How to Roast Garlic in the Air Fryer. Step- by-step.
- Prepare the garlic. Cut about 1/4-inch off the top of the head(s) of garlic. It’s important to expose each clove. A serrated knife is the best knife to use to cut the garlic.
- Add oil. After cutting the garlic, place each head on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle about a teaspoon of olive oil over the top of the garlic. Then add a little sprinkle of kosher salt.
- Wrap tightly in foil. It’s important to wrap each head of garlic tightly in foil. This keeps the steam in and helps the garlic to soften. If you don’t wrap the garlic tightly. It can burn or dry out.
- Roast until soft. Set your air fryer to 350 degrees F. This is a little lower than the roasting temperature for an oven. Since an air fryer has a fan, the lower temperature helps the garlic to caramelize, soften and not dry out.
- Cool. Carefully unwrap the garlic. You want it to look deeply brown and feel very soft. If it’s ready, remove it from the foil and let it cool. If the garlic isn’t ready, reseal the foil and return to the air fryer. Cook for an additional five minutes.
- Remove the garlic from the skin. Squeeze the cooled, roasted garlic out of the skin or remove each clove with a fork.
Cook Fast Eat Well Tip: Wrap Each Head Individually.
Wrap each head individually in foil. During testing, I found that wrapping multiple heads of garlic in one piece of foil caused them to cook unevenly.
How long do you air fry roast garlic?
About 30 minutes. The exact time depends on the size of the head of garlic. If the garlic head is small, check it after 25 minutes.
What’s the best temperature for roasting garlic in the air fryer?
350 degrees F. This temperature is lower than using a conventional oven because of the air fryer fan.
Air Fryer Roast Garlic Ingredients.
You only need three ingredients to make roasted garlic in the air fryer: garlic, olive oil, and salt.
Use: whole heads of garlic. Use either the common softneck garlic found at the grocery store or any of the unique hardneck varieties found at specialty shops and farmers’ markets.
Avoid: Elephant garlic. If you want the unique taste of roasted garlic, avoid using elephant garlic. This variety of garlic, which looks like an extra-large
Use whatever olive oil you cook with. If you don’t keep olive oil in the house, use a neutral-flavored oil.
A sprinkle of kosher salt (flaky salt) helps bring out the flavor of roasted garlic.
What Does Roasted Garlic Taste Like?
The roasting process transforms sharp, pungent garlic into something creamy and almost sweet. It often reminds me of a cross between garlic and artichoke hearts.
How to Use Roasted Garlic.
There are countless uses for roasted garlic. One of my favorites is simply spreading it on bread or crackers.
- Add it to mashed potatoes.
- Use it on Roasted Garlic Bread.
- Add extra garlic flavor to homemade pasta sauce.
Air Fryer Roast Garlic
Air fried roast garlic is creamy and spreadable. It’s not as sharp as raw garlic but still has a wonderful garlic flavor.
You can roast as many head of garlic as you’d like. Just be sure there’s a little room around each foil bundle.
- 1 or more medium heads garlic
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt
Remove any loose pieces of garlic skin from the garlic head(s). Don’t separate the cloves. Use a serrated knife and cut about ¼-inch off the top of the head(s) of garlic. Expose each clove of garlic.
Place the garlic on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over each head of garlic. Sprinkle with kosher salt, about ¼-teaspoon. Wrap each head tightly in foil.
Set air fryer to 350° F. Preheat for about three minutes. Place the wrapped heads of garlic in the fryer basket. Be sure to leave a little space around each foil bundle. Cook until soft and brown, about 30 minutes.
Check the garlic for doneness. Remove it from the air fryer. Carefully unwrap. Steam will escape from the foil when you unwrap it. Use a knife to check the cloves. They should be very soft. If they aren’t done, return the garlic to the air fryer and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove the garlic from the foil packets and allow to cool. Squeeze the garlic out of the head or remove each clove with a small fork. Spread the garlic onto crackers or bread or mash and use for cooking.