Why do some recipes say to leave peel on garlic?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by rawdawg, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. rawdawg macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2009
    I've seen it a few times. A week ago I saw it on a cooking show with Julia Child, her French co-chef made duck confit and put in whole, unpeeled, garlic cloves even saying, "leave the peel on them". Tonight I made Country Captain Chicken (Lee Bro's recipe, BEST EVER) and they say to leave the skin on the 3 garlic cloves you add.

    Why? I found though it's cooked inside you still can't chew the skin or anything...
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can even fry an unpeeled clove of garlic, it adds to the taste in quite a good way. Though frying makes the peel more edible thank cooking does.
    You can always remove the clove of garlic after the cooking is finished if you don't want to eat it, and I have seen it sometimes being done to meals I was invited in. I just leave the clove in there and eat it, but I'm a garlic addict anyway.

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