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Old 09-18-2014, 05:16 PM   #11
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I agree that it's milder. That just means you can eat more of it at our house.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:22 PM   #12
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I bought one and was totally unimpressed with the lack of garlic flavor. It would be great in salad as it is so mild you could eat it raw and not even worry about bad breath. It belongs to the leek family and not the onion family as the regular garlic is. I bought it once, and never again.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:31 AM   #13
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I've used it and found it much milder than regular garlic. Actually, it didn't impress me for flavor.

Yep, I'd roast it and see what you think.

I agree. Im not a big fan of it. Not much garlic flavor
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:40 AM   #14
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I wonder, since it's a member of the leek family, if it could be used in place of leeks in something like potato leek soup.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:50 AM   #15
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I wonder, since it's a member of the leek family, if it could be used in place of leeks in something like potato leek soup.
Garlic is a member of the lily family, so I guess you could arrange some garlic in a vase...

I think the flavor is closer to garlic than leek or other onion. Either way, it won't taste bad. Some experimentation may be in order.
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:55 PM   #16
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We used to get wet garlic a few years ago but I haven't seen any for years round here.

It's available in summer and is fresh garlic before it's dried.
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:28 PM   #17
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I use elephant garlic to season my favorite Louisiana soup;Chicken Dumbo.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:25 PM   #18
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I use elephant garlic to season my favorite Louisiana soup;Chicken Dumbo.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:42 PM   #19
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I think you're all expecting it to have MORE garlic flavour because it is elephant garlic. It is not. It is supposed to be a mild cross between garlic and leek. Get over it--should taste like mild garlic/leek and appreciate it for what it is. Roast a head of it with EVOO, a bit of butter, S&P, and lemon juice, it is wonderful on potatoes, bread, broccoli.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:44 AM   #20
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i saw elephant garlic on an incredible sale yesterday at the market. 5 cents per head, so i bought a whole box.

i had to put it in the trunk it was so big.

unfortunately i forgot about it and left it there overnight.

is it still good?

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