mrscrazyed ~~ I also would not boil the garlic too long! This is a garlic recipe!! Don't compromise the garlic!!
These are great for a special occasion. I wouldn't be able to make them often as I would be tempted to eat way too many. Followed the recipe exactly. Most everyone we know are big garlic lovers and boiling until tender to a fork makes it just a little too mellow. Accordingly, next time (and there will be a next time) I'll boil the garlic a little less. That will give me the added advantage of adding a little more time in the oven so the pancetta crisps up a little more.
I used thin cut bacon, and this was delicious! It would make a great party appetizer!
This was really different, in a good way. Garlic become mushy, I used Italian cured thin cut ham that people usually eat raw. I cut them into 4 peices each slice and wrapped them, the ham covered the garlic and was a good balance. Great for special party nibbles.