I LOVE GARLIC. I have a serious obsession with the stuff. I just can’t get enough of it and I put it in every single savory dish I can possibly make it fit. So I put my two favorite things together, my pressure cooker and garlic and started exploring cooking garlic in my pressure cooker. I knew I was onto something good.
This pressure cooker roasted garlic will knock your socks off. No more waiting hours for oven-roasted garlic, you can have it in minimal time and I think it tastes even better than I give it credit for. And look, I give it a lot of credit.
Besides just eating the garlic spread plain, is that just me?, I had been playing with a few garlic-infused recipes, so be on the lookout for a special one soon. But, in the meantime, I’m gonna show you how to make the most scrumptious pressure cooker roasted garlic.
I do have to admit that you’re not just gonna be pressure cooking and done. To really get that “roasted” flavor, we’re adding an extra step, broiling. Using your oven broiler as a companion to your pressure cooker is almost always a great idea! In fact, we already do it in some of our recipes, like these Amazing Pressure Cooker BBQ Ribs.
Pressure Cooker Roasted Garlic
First things first, you’re gonna chop the stems off your heads of garlic and load them up with extra virgin olive oil and salt. This pressure cooker roasted garlic is not just another dish, it’s delicate and fancy, so we want to be sure to use the good stuff- EXTRA VIRGIN.
We’re not even gonna peel this or anything. Because when it’s finished, the cloves are just gonna pop out like candy pieces. We’re gonna pressure cook our garlic for 8 minutes. I tried it at 6 minutes and felt like it needed just a little more time to become really melty, so go for 8 minutes. You can adjust to your liking, but I suggest no less than 6 with a full natural release.
A lot of recipes I came across didn’t add the olive oil or salt until they went under the broiler. We’re going to go a different route because when you pressure cook your garlic with the seasoning, it’s able to really penetrate and meld flavors. So when they finish, you’re gonna pop them into a heat safe dish and add another good dosing of extra virgin olive oil and salt.
Now, put them under the broiler and let them crisp up, really getting that roast-y flavor. The time under the broiler is completely up to your preference, so you can adjust this time to you’re liking too, but I really feel like another 8 minutes under a broiler on HI is the sweet spot.
Let the garlic cool just enough so that it’s not too hot to touch. Then you’re welcome to dig in! You should be able to just lightly squeeze the bulbs and all of your pressure cooker roasted garlic goodness will come spewing out.
You can add this roasted garlic to your favorite recipes to give them an extra layer of flavors, use it as a spread on bread, or whatever else your little heart desires. I just know you’ll definitely surprise your family with how savvy you are with your fancy pressure cooker.
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