In my opinion, whipped butter is the best thing to come along since sliced bread. I came up with this super simple recipe to serve whipped butter with dinner rolls for Thanksgiving dinner. Roasted garlic also is amazing when spread on bread, why not have it all? Add in some chopped fresh herbs and you have a sinfully savory spread.
Roasting garlic in the oven takes about an hour. You can roast the garlic the day before and finish in about 5 minutes the day you want to serve.
I find that removing the garlic bulb skin before roasting is a lot easier than cutting the bulb in half and wrapping the cloves with the skin in aluminum foil. It’s a little extra work in the beginning but once the bulbs are roasted, they can just get dumped into a food processor.
1 stick of softened salted butter at room temperature
Cloves of garlic from one bulb
1 small bunch of fresh Italian parsley
1 small bunch of fresh oregano
1 small bunch of chives
Equipment: Aluminum foil, oven, food processor.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Remove cloves from 1 bulb of garlic. Wrap cloves in aluminum foil and roast for 1 hour at 400 degrees. Once finished remove garlic from aluminum foil and dump into a food processor. A small food processor will work. If you do not have a food processor, you can chop the herbs finely with a knife and combine all the ingredients by hand.
Add 1 stick of softened salted butter to food processor.
Give the parsley and chives a rough chop and add amount to taste to the food processor. Remove the leaves from the stem of the fresh oregano and add the leaves to your food processor. You can create variations of this recipe by experimenting with different herbs. If you’re using a strong herb like rosemary, add sparingly since the flavor can overpower the mixture.
Pulse the ingredients in your food processor a few times, just until the garlic is mixed in well with the butter and the herbs are cut fine enough to serve. Serve the spread at room temperature. The spread can be saved in the refrigerator and thawed or microwaved for about 10 seconds to re-serve. Enjoy!