How to Mince Garlic 4 Ways

Fresh garlic is a common ingredient in so many of the recipes you cook. Chances are it is garlic that has been minced called for in most ingredient lists. So how do you mince garlic? There's more than one right answer, and you can use whichever method you like best.

1. How to Mince Garlic: Garlic Press

Garlic press mincing garlic

Place peeled (or unpeeled, if you have a trusty garlic press) garlic cloves in the press and squeeze through the small holes.


2. How to Mince Garlic: Microplane

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Rub peeled garlic cloves across the sharp side of a microplane.

3. How to Mince Garlic: Knife

Mincing garlic with a knife

Use a chef's knife to make lengthwise cuts through the peeled clove, then cut the strips crosswise into tiny pieces.


4. How to Mince Garlic: Take a Shortcut

Jar of minced garlic

Cut down prep time and buy your garlic pre-minced in a jar. Just spoon out the amount you need for your recipe.


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