Cooking Tip – Easy Diced Garlic – Tenderized!

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.

How to mince garlic the easy way.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.garlic3easy diced garlic garlic1How do you chop your garlic?  Please leave your comments below.

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  4 comments for “Cooking Tip – Easy Diced Garlic – Tenderized!

  1. Marsha
    08/26/2014 at 4:25 pm

    I use my Tupperware chopper with the spin cord on it, if I have lots to do. I don’t mind cutting w a knife if big chinks are in order. I also use the plastic (semi-disposable) cutting board and a bit of salt w a flat edge of knife to spread it about till pasty if needing it that tiny.

    • admin
      08/26/2014 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks for the tips Marsha! Carol

  2. 09/01/2014 at 5:23 pm

    Clever! I don’t like using my garlic press either…

    • admin
      09/01/2014 at 6:14 pm

      HI Sharon. I was amazed how fast it was to do a bunch of it! Carol

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