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Old 12-23-2006, 05:13 PM   #121
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I do not use a garlic press. And remember to remove the center (a little green portion). of the garlic. This makes the garlic bitter. Press with the heavy handle of a knife I am using. The skin comes off easily and then I use the same knife to remover the green center and dice the garlic. Garlic burns (and tastes awful) needs to be watched. And in a hurry....always have garlic powder or garlic in a jar in refrigerator.
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:38 PM   #122
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A mortor and pestel also works, I was told.


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Good idea Corey. Just like those "Onion Coppers" I refuse to use them. The texture and all the liquid that comes out looks like it would kill any recepie.
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Old 12-29-2006, 06:03 AM   #123
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Yesterday evening, I made Sheperd's Pie.

To keep the already peeled garlic cloves that I bought from the Spanish store in my area from spoiling, I put them in the freezer.

After chopping up the green peppers, celery and onions, I chopped up some of the garlic cloves in the food processor. I discovered by accident that instead of getting chopped or minced garlic, it came out in a paste-like consistency!!

I guess that's a good thing, because the machine just pulverized the garlic to smitherines!! Found a new way to puree garlic!!
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Old 12-29-2006, 06:15 AM   #124
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I use a Tupperware garlic crusher. It's the best one I have found so far. Does a great job.
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Old 12-29-2006, 06:22 AM   #125
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Didn't know that Tupperware made one at all.
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:01 PM   #126
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I've only used my garlic press to make the most delicious garlic bread I've ever had!
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:06 PM   #127
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I have a garlic press but rarely use it. I only use it when I want pureed garlic - like in guacamole. Come to think of it - that's the only time I use it.

It's a bother to wash. That's probably why I rarely use it.

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Old 04-22-2007, 03:25 PM   #128
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:17 AM   #129
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If you have lots of garlic cloves to smash, has anyone tried smashing them with a heavy skillet? Seems I have seen someone smash and peel the garlic with their knife, then drape a piece of plastic wrap over the garlic and finish pulverizing them with a flat bottom skillet.
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:34 AM   #130
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I use my garlic press for some recipes and not for others, depends on how small you need the garlic to be. I think mine is made by Tupperware also. I've had it a long time. It works great and is very easy to clean.
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