True, these are pure garlic cloves you're eating, but they've been mellowed by a dunk in boiling water and a salty pancetta wrap. Prep and Cook Time: 50 minutes. Notes: Boiling the garlic briefly makes it easier to peel—you don't have to smash the clove or cut into it to get the skin off.

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Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Drain and rinse with cool water. Peel garlic.

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  • Bring 1 qt. water to a boil. Add salt and garlic. Bring back to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until garlic is tender when tested with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and let cool.

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Unroll pancetta slices into strips and cut into 2 1/2-in. lengths. Wrap each garlic clove with a pancetta strip, securing with a toothpick. Put garlic on a baking sheet and bake until sizzling and starting to brown, about 15 minutes. Serve hot.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; calories from fat 74%; protein 3.4g; fat 8.7g; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 4.6g; fiber 0.3g; sodium 1371mg; cholesterol 11mg.