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Old 02-19-2007, 10:50 AM   #21
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:47 AM   #22
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Either twist the garlic in my fingers or slam with a knife. Finding manual work much more gratifying these days!
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:39 AM   #23
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Smash and peel. I haven't any recipes that call for whole cloves, so I always have to slice or chop them anyway.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:24 AM   #24
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I don't ever remember using whole garlic cloves myself in a recipe.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:56 AM   #25
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I don't ever remember using whole garlic cloves myself in a recipe.
It is one of those things that you put in a cheesecloth bouquet along with some other things like bay leaf and you want to discard without having to "fish", "seek", or "search" because most likely it is on someone's plate.
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:23 AM   #26
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It is one of those things that you put in a cheesecloth bouquet along with some other things like bay leaf and you want to discard without having to "fish", "seek", or "search" because most likely it is on someone's plate.
That is not always true. Chicken with 40 cloves is a prime example.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:14 AM   #27
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It is one of those things that you put in a cheesecloth bouquet along with some other things like bay leaf and you want to discard without having to "fish", "seek", or "search" because most likely it is on someone's plate.


Your right, now I remember!!

I use it in a bouquet garni in making soup stocks. Usually I just throw the whole bulbs in, along with the herbs and whole black pepper, since the stock will be drained anyway.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:08 AM   #28
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I am not a gadget junkie but I really like this little thing. My daughter bought one for me and it is used regularly. I agree, smack and chop is fine with a couple cloves. I use a lot of garlic and I appreciate being able to do it so easily and faster. But, then I know there are a lot of people who can wield their knives faster than I can move my empty hand.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:36 PM   #29
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One medium type smack of a Chinese Chef's knife usually does the trick, and has for hundreds of years. Who needs a fancy gadget?

If you need to do lots and lots at the same time, simply put them all into a stainless steel bowl, cover with a second stainless steel bowl of the same size, and shake the bejesus out of it.
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I put my garlic cloves in a glass jar and give a hard shake. The skins just seem to fall off and the shaking is a great way to work the arm muscles.
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