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How to smash garlic without a garlic press

Smash Garlic Without a Garlic Press

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Start by finely chopping garlic

Start by finely chopping garlic

Sprinkle with salt. The salt acts as an abrasive and also pulls moisture from the garlic to help create a paste

Sprinkle with salt. The salt acts as an abrasive and also pulls moisture from the garlic to help create a paste

Start by pressing down on garlic with the side of your blade and scraping across.

Start by pressing down on garlic with the side of your blade and scraping across.

Continue pressing and pulling blade over garlic pile

Continue pressing and pulling blade over garlic pile

Garlic will begin to release moisture and start looking like a paste. Add more salt as needed

Garlic will begin to release moisture and start looking like a paste. Add more salt as needed

Continue pressing and pulling with blade until get the constancy you're looking for :)

  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Chefs knife