24 May Garlic Spears will blow your mind!
Flower Tops from Elephant Garlic
When cooked, garlic spears have a very mild garlic flavor with a texture and taste somewhere between asparagus and artichoke. The whole spear may be eaten- as is.
Steam or sauté lightly (3-5 minutes depending on how crisp you like your vegetables) and serve with a little butter and lemon juice.
They are also delicious served chilled as an appetizer and a companion to your favorite dip.
Pureed, they make a wonderfully mild garlic soup. Chopped raw they are very hot and will spice up your baked potatoes, salads or dips.
For a very special touch, steam lightly, cut into inch long pieces and add them to your favorite pasta dishes.
What’s your favorite way to use them?