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Is elephant garlic the same/more/less powerful than regular garlic?

asked by AlainB over 4 years ago
4 answers 4054 views
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drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 4 years ago

Elephant garlic...yum...it's less powerful. Roast it with a drizzle of olive oil and scoop the softened cloves onto a baguette...the best.

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 4 years ago

Elephant garlic is not actually garlic. I believe it's a member of the lily family although it's marketed as garlic. It does have a milder flavor.

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 4 years ago

Make that the leek family.

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added over 4 years ago

Elephant garlic is, indeed, delicious roasted, but it has a milder flavor than regular garlic. Personally, I wouldn't substitute.