Monday, August 06, 2007

Elephant garlic

We don't use an awful lot of garlic in cooking, but I though I'd try growing elephant garlic. I planted the cloves in October (the first crop to go into the allotment, pretty much) and it's now ready for harvesting.

I harvested the first head on Friday and it does look impressive! It's supposed to be more closely related to the leek than normal garlic and so has a less pungent flavour. I roassted the whole bulb at a lowish heat for 1.5 hours and I've squeezed some of the flesh onto potatoes before roasting - very nice. I've now found a recipe for roasted pork loin with elephant garlic and spice rub, which sounds rather nice!

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