what type of garlic for roasting?

ALPSin_NYJune 7, 2006

I remember reading once that a certain type of garlic was better suited for roasting than others. While I'm sure all types will turn out great I wonder if anyone knew what the best garlic was for roasting.

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gardenlad(6b KY)

Far as I'm concerned it's Shvelisi. Everything about it---from the size and number of the cloves to the flavor---conspires to make it the ideal roasting head.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2006 at 8:10AM
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drewshap(z5 WI)

I have read several places that chesnok red is a great baking garlic, haven't tried it myself yet but I hope to very soon, maybe next year.

Drew

    Bookmark   June 11, 2006 at 1:08PM
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dannic_az(z8)

Gourmet Garlic Gardens suggests Red Toch as a great roaster, too. HTH, Dannic

    Bookmark   June 11, 2006 at 4:48PM
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gardenlad(6b KY)

Drew: Chesnook Red and Shvelisi are the same garlic, one of several that are marketed under two or more names.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2006 at 10:18PM
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