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    Gilroy Garlic Festival Wowchos

    Gilroy Garlic Festival Wowchos. Photo by Dr. Jenny

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    Total Time:

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    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    lynnski / LA's Note:

    Wowchos are similar to nachos, but with lots of garlic. This recipe won first place at the ''83 Garlic Festival , an annual event held in Gilroy, California, garlic capital of the world. The garlic mellows out while baking, so it tastes much better than it sounds. Garlic affectionados usually add even more garlic to the recipe.

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    1. 1
      Pre-heat oven to 375-degrees F.
    2. 2
      Coat garlic cloves with oil and bake for 30 minutes or until soft and golden.
    3. 3
      Cover a 9"X13" foil covered metal pan with tortilla chips.
    4. 4
      Mash and distribute garlic, onion, chiles and olives evenly over the chips.
    5. 5
      Cover with shredded cheese and bake at 400-degrees F for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
    6. 6
      Top with cilantro and green onions.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 04, 2013


      We liked this nacho recipe and did not alter the directions or ingredients. Each bite that had a roasted garlic was fantastic. We really loved it. The rest of the nacho toppings were good but not great; DH said he felt you could take your favorite nacho recipe as a base and add the two heads of roasted garlic to it and have an even better recipe. I would not have thought to add roasted garlic to nachos and I definitely will keep this method in mind for next time. Thanks! Made for Sun and Spice 2013

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    • on September 27, 2009


      We ate these last night! AWESOME! They were so good! I put sour cream on top too YUM! I have always wanted to go to the Garlic Festival haven't been able to go yet but hopefully someday! If you love GARLIC you will love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Gilroy Garlic Festival Wowchos

    Serving Size: 1 (114 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 255.9
    Calories from Fat 177
    Total Fat 19.7 g
    Saturated Fat 8.9 g
    Cholesterol 37.7 mg
    Sodium 232.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 2.2 g
    Protein 12.0 g

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