Can you use ground cloves instead of clove garlic?
Good heavens, NO! Cloves and garlic do not resemble each other in flavor any more than chocolate and horseradish do. You would NEVER substitute one for the other. They are two of the most distinctive - and different - flavors in cooking. A clover of garlic is one section of the garlic head. Cloves, as a spice, look like tiny nails. They have one of the most pungent and pervasive flavors of any spice, and must be used with great discretion.