Slow Smoked Garlic Cloves Recipe

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I was smoking chicken thighs with a combination of oak and hickory chunks in my smoker. Since I'm open to trying most anything I thought I would try smoking peeled whole garlic cloves along side the chicken thighs as a test to see what resulted. The result was not bad. The pungency of the garlic is toned way down much the same as roasted garlic and the cloves take on a very smoky flavor instead. I smoked about 30 cloves. They kept well in the refrigerator for several days. I used about 10 in a Dijon BBQ mix bechamel sauce which I served with steamed cauliflower and baby carrots. Last night I added about ten cloves to chicken gravy I made to go with mashed potatoes.

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Servings: 10 Servings


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  • 30 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
  • 2 oz Oak wood chunks
  • 2 oz Hickory wood chunks


  1. Smoke at 250^ in a smoker for about 1 hour or until the cloves are soft when pierced with a toothpick or knife. Remove and let cool completely. They keep well refrigerated for about a week in covered container.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 7g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 12  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.04g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 31mg 1%
Total Carbs 2.59g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 0.08g 0%
Protein 0.5g 1%



  • myra byanka
    May 30, 2012
    Might put them in EVOO and refrigerate for different uses. Could be in fridge for weeks like that.


    • Claudia lamascolo
      May 21, 2012
      new process for me! and do I ever love it!!!! Thank you :)
      1 reply
      • Bob Vincent
        May 22, 2012
        My pleasure. Thanks for the comment. I hope you enjoy them if you try them. They take on a strong smoky flavor which some may not like but I love.
        Best Regards,

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