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Show how to cut garlic by finely mincing it

How to cut garlic

How do you cut garlic? Here I show you the easiest and best way to crush, cut, chop, slice, and mince garlic cloves to flavor your recipes plus storage tips
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic bulb

Instructions

  • Using your fingers, open and separate the cloves from the garlic root.
  • Take one clove and lay it flat on a chopping board. Place the flat side of a chef's knife over it and lightly press to crush and loosen the skin from the clove.
  • Peel the skin away from the clove and discard.
  • For Crushed Garlic: Place the flat side of a chef’s knife over the garlic and press to crush again.
  • For Sliced Garlic: Keeping the knife in one hand and the other on top of the blade, run the knife slowly over the clove, from left to right, to slice them to your desired thickness.
  • For Minced Garlic: Keeping the knife in one hand and the other on top of the blade, run the knife repeatedly over the cloves, from left to right, to mince them to your desired size.

Notes

Storage: Store any peeled garlic cloves, whether sliced, minced or crushed in a small airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-10 days.
Nutritional Data: The information below is an automated estimate for the garlic alone, which is not a nutritional food on its own.
Photo Credit: Erin Jensen

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg