Quick and Easy Shortcut: Mince Garlic with a Fork

updated May 2, 2019
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Mincing several cloves at once is one thing, but if you only need one or two cloves, you can leave your knife in the drawer. Mincing garlic with a fork makes the job quick and easy. Take a look!

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All we do is peel the garlic clove and then press it with the tines of a fork. Scrape off the fork and press the clove again in the other direction. Repeat as many times as necessary until the cloves is as minced as you’d like it, and then pick out the hard stem-nub.

You can also use this method to make garlic paste. Just keep mashing the garlic until it forms a paste – no need to buy it in a tube anymore!

Do you have any other tricks for mincing garlic?