salt, as needed
ground black pepper, as needed
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Meanwhile, wash the cauliflower and break into florets.
- Take the heads of garlic and peel the individual cloves.
- Leave the peeled cloves whole.
- Put the cauliflower and the garlic cloves on a large cookie sheet with sides.
- Add the olive oil and generously sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Mix well.
- If your cauliflower is really large, you might need a couple more Tablespoons of oil.
- Try and spread the cauliflower to a single layer.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Bake 5 more minutes and stir.
- Bake 5 more minutes and stir for a third time.
- You need to keep stirring every 5 minutes another time or two.
- The cauliflower tastes best when the garlic cloves and the smaller florets have browned.
- A. I frequently make this with potatoes, but use a Martha Stewart tip for potatoes and put the baking sheet into the oven to preheat along with the oven. Mix the potatoes, garlic, oil, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Sometimes I will add a dash of thyme or rosemary. After the oven is preheated, remove the baking sheet and add the potatoes to the baking sheet--they will sizzle. This tip leads to potatoes that are a little bit more brown than they would normally be when following this recipe.
- B. I often like to buy whole peeled garlic cloves from Costco. They go bad fairly quickly, so I keep them in the freezer and just pull out what I need each time.