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Pancetta-wrapped Garlic

Makes 6 servings

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.

Pancetta-wrapped Garlic

 18 large garlic cloves (unpeeled)
 1 tablespoon salt
 4 thin slices pancetta or thin-cut bacon
Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 105Calories from Fat 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.7g14%

Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 1371mg58%
Total Carbohydrate 4.6g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.3g2%
Protein 3.4g7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.