Roasted Garlic and Bacon Butter

Roasted Garlic and Bacon Butter

Directions:                    

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut the end off garlic and place on a piece of foil. Pour oil over top and wrap tightly. Bake in oven for 30 minutes. Squeeze to remove cloves, reserve.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pan over medium heat, cook diced bacon until crispy, about 15 minutes. Drain on a paper towel. Reserve.
  3. Using a mixer, beat butter until semi-smooth. Add roasted garlic, bacon, thyme, salt, pepper and parsley; thoroughly combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Roll into a log and wrap tightly. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Slice butter when ready to use. Great for grilled steak, pasta and vegetables!

TIP: Butter can be stored in refrigerator for 6 days or frozen for up to 6 months.  For easy use, slice butter before freezing.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Alyssa, ALDI Test Kitchen