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DH did the shopping again & brought home elephant garlic. I just read that it isn't garlic but a bulb related to leeks with a subtle sweet flavor & is a poor substitute for garlic. Does anyone use this & what would be its best use? Thanks.

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Last updated: Jan. 24, 2013 3:50 am
Posted: Jan. 23, 2013 3:21 pm
 
Commented by: iceemama
Jan. 23, 2013 3:40 pm
I bought it once and used it like garlic. I didn't notice any difference.
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KSAZA
Jan. 23, 2013 4:19 pm
http://www.familyoven.com/recipe/grilled-elephant-garlic/215186
 
Commented by: BigShotsMom
Jan. 23, 2013 3:42 pm
I love it added to mashed potatoes. I just toss a few cloves in the water while I boil the spuds and mash it all together.
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Jan. 23, 2013 3:54 pm
Thank you iceemama. I bought it a couple of years ago & was disappointed in the lack of flavor.
 
Jan. 23, 2013 3:59 pm
Thank you BigShotsMom. I like that idea. I was thinking could add it to a soup. It is a huge head though.
 
gderr the dysfunctional
Jan. 23, 2013 6:08 pm
hubby loves you. he didn't know the difference from regular garlic. yes, elephant garlic is a type of leek. it is the best sweetest garlic you can buy. certainly don't use the whole head for 1 dish. i love garlic...and this is excellent stuff. take baby steps here...
 
sueb
Jan. 23, 2013 7:25 pm
I wait until it goes to seed, then use the seeds in soups and garlic bread! I have it growing in my yard! Sometimes, I even use the leaves in cooking!
 
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