Like bacon, garlic can make just about everything taste better—except, perhaps, cupcakes and fudge. Everything else—yes! Check out the garlic how-to tips below to ensure your use of garlic is always optimal, then go on to explore all the ways it can make your savory dishes taste just that much more yummy. You’ll find it in recipes that range from potato side dishes and crowd-pleasing dips to good and garlicky chicken dishes and even garlic-lovers’ pizza. Learn how to mince garlic, how to slice it and how to chop it to use it any way you want.
How to Mince Garlic the Easy Way
For one or two cloves, knowing how to mince garlic in a simple and quick way is the key to a speedy dinner prep. Peel the clove and press it with the tines of a fork! Scrape the garlic off the tines and repeat as needed.
How to Mince Garlic with a Knife
If you need to how to mince garlic in large batches, the best method is with a good chef's knife. Peel the garlic, then crush it with a flattened knife. Next, give it a rough chop. Then, with a rocking motion of the knife, chop the garlic until finely minced.
Add peeled garlic cloves to the water when cooking potatoes. Mash the garlic cloves along with the potatoes for delicious garlic mashed potatoes.
Toss minced fresh garlic into any stir-fry for great garlic flavor.
Infuse marinades and salad dressings with garlic flavor by adding sliced, chopped or minced cloves.
Purée roasted garlic in a blender or food processor and add to dips, spreads, stews, soups and sauces for sweet, mellow garlic flavor.
Blend minced raw or mashed roasted garlic into softened butter to melt over vegetables, seafood and steaks or to spread on bread.
Create a garlic lover’s pizza by scattering roasted cloves over the pizza before sprinkling with cheese and baking.
Flavor vegetable or olive oil with garlic for stir-frying and sautéing. Add sliced garlic to the oil as it warms in the pan, being careful not to let it brown. Remove and discard the garlic before adding any other ingredients.
Now that you know how to mince garlic, how to serve it and how to buy it, you'll be adding garlic to as many dishes as possible!
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