Garlic ClovesI don’t know how to crush garlic.  This was not something I had ever thought about until earlier tonight.  This realization happened while I was looking through one of my cookbooks, and I found a recipe that required crushed garlic.  After some consideration, I came to the conclusion that it was probably an easy thing to do, but I this was something I needed to know.

Fortunately, I found a video that shows that it is, as I suspected, easy to do.  This learning how to cook thing isn’t as hard as I thought!

First, you need garlic cloves that have been peeled and chopped up a bit.  Then, sprinkle some salt onto them.  Apparently, this is to act as an abrasive so the knife won’t slip around.

Use a large knife and hold it at a 45 degree angle over the garlic.  The woman in the video says to push through the garlic, but it looks more like she is pressing scraping at the same time.  This will be repeated several times until the garlic turns into a paste.

I am ever-so-grateful that recipes don’t require crushed onions.  Garlic cloves don’t make my eyes sting and cry the way onions do.  Through the wonder of video I now know how to crush garlic.

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