You needn’t be a garlic purist to prefer whole bulb garlic to the pre-peeled, pre-packaged cloves found in the supermarket vegetable department. Garlic you peel fresh for yourself is better and more potent in flavor. Yet there’s a time and place for the convenience of the pre-peeled product!
Buy peeled garlic at a market you trust to have good turnover. If you find the flavor a little weak, just add a few more cloves. They last a long time in the fridge, sealed in Tupperware-type container.
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