It was in the early days of our farm share this year that we received those crazy twisty (tasty!) garlic scapes, the sprout portion of a garlic plant that needs to be cut in order for garlic (as we know it) to happen. (Image borrowed from JupiterImages.)
At last, in this week's delivery we received the bulb part of this plant - and a whole lot of it!
What better to make than Alton Brown's "Chicken and 40 Cloves"? (It's been on my to-make list for years!) It was easy and dangerously tender (tiny bones!). The garlic, roasted in olive oil and thyme for hours, was sweet and perfectly spreadable. One drawback - I could still smell the garlic oozing from my pours late the next morning!