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Posted: 2/10/2006 6:54:47 AM EDT
Is a clove the whole big thing, or is it one of the little things you break off the big thing.
My recipe calls for 2 cloves of garlic....And theres a big damn difference between the little bulb of garlic and the whole bulb of garlic.

So, is a clove the little bulb or the big bulb?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:55:40 AM EDT
It's one whole piece of garlic.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:56:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 6:58:45 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
I was under the impression that a clove was one of the pedal parts.

ETA from Google:

"A head or bulb of garlic usually contains about 10 cloves"
www.foodsubs.com/Garlic.html
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:57:00 AM EDT
This can't end well.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:58:00 AM EDT
It is the thing you string on a necklace to ward off vampires.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:58:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 6:58:49 AM EDT by cruze5]

Originally Posted By rnewberry:
This can't end well.




your aren't kidding. he gonna kil all the vampires with a 3 house radius with his breath
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:59:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 7:01:09 AM EDT by Admiral_Crunch]
The big thing you buy at the supermarket is a bulb of garlic. One individual "piece" broken out from the inside is a clove. One bulb contains many cloves.

Make sure you peel the paper off the clove. It's inedible. The easieest way is to lay the clove down on your board or counter, lay the flat side of a chef's knife or other flat, hard item on top of the clove and give it a sharp rap with your hand. The clove will "pop", and the paper will be easily removed.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:59:18 AM EDT
I beleive it is just one petal
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:59:34 AM EDT
It's what you put in sack or string together to keep vampires at bay.
Seriously,Garlic is a pretty strong ingrediant so it would be the small pieces of the Garlic itself. Not unlike a slice from an orange.Shaped about the same and is part of the main body of Garlic.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:59:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 7:01:50 AM EDT by photokirk]
It's one of the "petals" that you break off of the bulb.

DON'T use 2 bulbs of garlic if the recipe calls for 2 cloves. It will affect the flavor of the meal a wee bit.

ETA- Good info here:cheneybrothers.com/garlic.shtm

Good garlic here: Hosgoods
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:02:01 AM EDT
A clove of garlic is one piece you break off. The big thing is called a head of garlic (like a head of lettuce).

Break off two cloves (Per your recipie)
put them on a cutting board.
Take a chef's knife, and lay it flat on the cloves
Hit the knife with the palm of your hand.
The paper will fall right off of the cloves, and they will be smashed up some. Chop a couple of times and start cooking.


Fresh garlic is about a ba-zillion times better than the pre chopped stuff.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:02:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
The big thing you buy at the supermarket is a bulb of garlic. One individual "piece" broken out from the inside is a clove. One bulb contains many cloves.


This is correct.

You don't want to make that mistake ... First time I tried cooking with real garlic I did.

I was trying to cook for my Girlfriend in college, and the recipe called for 2-3 CLOVES of garlic. I thought the whole BULB was a clove. Since she liked garlic, I went ahead and added 3 whole friggin' bulbs.

There was no necking that night.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:02:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:03:33 AM EDT
The bulb is the whole "big" thing, a clove is one of the little pieces that comes off of the "big" thing.



Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:05:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By photokirk:
It's one of the "petals" that you break off of the bulb.

DON'T use 2 bulbs of garlic if the recipe calls for 2 cloves. It will affect the flavor of the meal a wee bit.



What he said! Take it from me.

Once many years ago when I was just learning to cook I made a BBQ sauce that called for two cloves, not knowing any better I used two bulbs!!!

WOW -
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:15:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:20:05 AM EDT
Cool, thanks!
Off to make the soup.

Man, adding 4 bulbs instead of 4 cloves might adversely affect the taste eh?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:24:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:

Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:

What he said! Take it from me.

Once many years ago when I was just learning to cook I made a BBQ sauce that called for two cloves, not knowing any better I used two bulbs!!!

WOW -



You must have been really popular for a week or more!



He'll never get scurvy.

A friend of mine has been trying to perfect his bread and butter garlic recipe. My wife has banned me from participating in any more taste tests. That stuff stays in your body for days.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:40:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AshNH:
Since she liked garlic, I went ahead and added 3 whole friggin' bulbs.
.




Good god.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 8:08:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:

Originally Posted By AshNH:
Since she liked garlic, I went ahead and added 3 whole friggin' bulbs.
.




Good god.


If I remember correctly, those were her exact words.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 8:19:27 AM EDT
Garlic is a variety of onion (closely related) BTW.

Link Posted: 2/10/2006 8:36:36 AM EDT
This thread is funny.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 8:41:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By quijanos:
Garlic is a variety of onion (closely related) BTW.



I wouldn't exactly call it a variety of onion, but they are in the same family, yes.

Along with shallots, scallions, and leeks.

Mmmmmm leek rings.....
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 9:20:55 AM EDT
be sure to wear rubber cloves when handling it...otherwise you might ward off you wife or girlfriend for a while as well as vampires...stinkfingers.

Link Posted: 2/10/2006 9:27:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CbtEngr1:
be sure to wear rubber cloves when handling it...otherwise you might ward off you wife or girlfriend for a while as well as vampires...stinkfingers.




Wuss
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 9:29:14 AM EDT
A clove is not a head.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 9:31:15 AM EDT
Can I mix garlic with that stuff that is used for making hamburgers to make the hamburger taste better?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 11:50:00 AM EDT
I like to slice the cloves in half (the long way) and peel the paper, then use the garlic press. The thing that's related to a nut cracker. It squeezes the cloves through a fine mesh and releases all the juices/flavor.
Yummy!
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 12:01:34 PM EDT
Head or clove? A mistake you will likely make only once in your cooking lifetime.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 12:04:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By photokirk:

Originally Posted By Paul:

Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:

What he said! Take it from me.

Once many years ago when I was just learning to cook I made a BBQ sauce that called for two cloves, not knowing any better I used two bulbs!!!

WOW -



You must have been really popular for a week or more!



He'll never get scurvy.


Or prostate cancer. (Alliums protect against it.)
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