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.
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.
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.
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!