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Sometimes the process of crushing garlic becomes so problematic for some people that they might prefer to avoid the recipes that would call for one. However, it can come with ease for someone who tries at least one time and gets familiar with an easy process that requires not more than one or two minutes. Just follow these simple ways to be able to prepare the best dishes since most of them do call for the taste of garlic. Here is how it goes. First, you should put the garlic on a cutting board without removing the skin, and then you would need to choose the knife with the widest blade to push on the garlic clove and squeeze it. At this point, pressing hard with the palm will make it a lot easier to remove the skin. Then take the sharpest knife to cut it into smaller pieces. Finally, to achieve the desired condition of a consistent mass, you need to push once again with the blade, smashing the garlic at until you achieve a consistent mass. This should be repeated with all the bigger pieces of garlic that resulted after chopping the first time.
The first thing to do is to cut the top root of the clove and push it against the board with the wide side of a knife. In that process, it loosens its skin. The easiest way of mincing garlic is to follow the technique that is implemented by the two hands moving up and down on the cutting board repeatedly. Keep the blade in one hand and with the other hand control the movement of the blade from the top. You should move it quickly back and forth over the pile of garlic to mince it. In order to get a smoother paste, it is recommended to add salt to the chopped garlic, since it stimulates the breakdown and decomposition of chopped garlic. You should also change the position of the blade occasionally, by pushing it down with the side of the blade and then continuing to move it up and down, and then back and forth.
Pressed garlic is considered to give a stronger flavor to a dish rather than the minced garlic. It has a different flavor since when you press garlic properly with the tool, more of its stronger compounds are being released that otherwise would just go wasted. According to some chefs, the pressed garlic allows one to get rid of the bitter and strong stem, letting us feel a more delicate and light flavor. It is also widely accepted that garlic press breaks down cloves more evenly when compared to the process of chopping by a knife. Plus, by breaking down cloves evenly, garlic press ensures that the flavor is distributed better through the dish.
Never peel the garlic if you are going to use a garlic press. You should put the garlic clove in the device (remember it’s highly recommended not to peel it as you put it in the press) and squeeze the tool with the two hands. Fresh and fragrant garlic will be minced for you in just a few seconds. While minced garlic will come out of the grid of holes, the rapper will basically remain in the crusher box. As you get the golden and fresh garlic out of the press, you should also get rid of the emptied clove and ensure the proper cleaning process of the garlic press. As easy as that! And by just leaving the peel on it, you are able to preserve the fresh flavor of garlic.
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