Easy Diced Garlic Cooking tip uses a Meat Tenderizer.
Garlic…ahhhh, who doesn’t love its flavor. If a recipe call for some of it, I usually double it. But the cloves are often small and it can be kind of tricky to cut and dice with a knife. This easy diced garlic is a great cooking tip that will help with that task. It can take quite a bit of time, too, when you need to mince a lot of garlic at once.
A Garlic press works well, but often makes it mushy, and I like having tiny bits of garlic in a recipe. (affiliate link) I can’t count the number of times I have cut my fingers trying to get those tiny bits chopped. Plus…you can only do a few cloves in a garlic press. What happens when you need to mince several cloves at once?
Here is a neat cooking tip. Peel the garlic, and place the cloves on a piece of saran wrap. Fold over the wrap and give the garlic a couple of swift hits with a meat tenderizer. A couple of slices with a knife and you have it done.
These pictures took me no more than about 10 seconds from start to finish. I did four cloves but you could do dozens with the same technique in just a few seconds. How do you chop your garlic? Please leave your comments below.
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