Friday, June 24, 2016

Joys of Elephant Garlic

Elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum) looks like a giant garlic clove. Although it is not a true garlic, and is more closely related to a leek, it will give your dishes a true garlic taste. Here though is the key: Because of it's enormous size and easy removal of its skin (you don't need a special garlic peeler (highlighted in an earlier blog post)), you will be able to dice large quantities of it much faster and easier, which if you're making fresh gazpacho (recipe highlighted in an earlier blog post) on a daily basis now as you should be, you know how great that is. It's no more expensive than a regular garlic and is available at your regular grocery store (you don't need to go to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, or Safeway, three stores we are boycotting, to find it). Here is what it looks like in comparison to a regular garlic (that more properly might be referred to as a puny garlic):

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