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Fun With Elephant Garlic

Local grocery store had some elephant garlic on super-discount; dollar a head. Always found it interesting looking, but was unwilling to pay four bucks for a bulb of garlic, so I bought ten. Thus far, I've roasted half-cloves with potatoes and herbs; very tasty, though learned you have to put the garlic in about twenty minutes after you start the potatoes, or they'll end up burnt. Have also mashed roasted cloves into mashed potatoes; taste was quite mild, but I liked the added moisture (I often mash a turnip or two into my potatoes for the same reasons). Was wondering if anyone here had tried slicing it thin and making garlic chips before? Also, any other brilliant ideas of what I should do with my ridiculous amount of elephant garlic?

Thanks, SE community!

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