Garlic: Elephant (Allium ampeloprasum L.)

Garlic: Elephant (Allium ampeloprasum L.)

Elephant garlic is actually not a true garlic and is more closely related to the leek. Bulbs are very large and can weigh over a pound. A single clove of elephant garlic can be as large as a whole bulb of ordinary garlic. In terms of flavour, elephant garlic is to garlic what leeks are to onions. It has a very mild, sweet and subtle flavour.