Garlic Chopping 101February 18, 2008 at 8:45 pm | Posted in How To, Video | 17 Comments
My wonderful hubby dumped wine all over a head of garlic last night. I found the soaking wet garlic this evening when I went to make spaghetti and meatballs. For some reason wine drenched garlic didn’t appeal to me. I love wine and I love garlic, but … no. So, I thought to myself, what am I going to do with this garlic.
Ohh I know. Make a garlic chopping video.
I have never used a garlic press and I secretly enjoy the fact that my hands stink of garlic after chopping it. I also love chopping anything I can get my hands on, so I chop my garlic. I have a draft of the cooking class I went to a few weeks ago. It’s the blog post that does not want to be written/finished, but what better way to incorporate a little of that class than to show you how I learned to chop garlic.
I’m sure a lot of you know this and think wow someone missed the bulletin. Well maybe I did, but I know some others don’t know this culinary trick so I made a not so good video. I also don’t ever cut onions or tomatoes or much else into bits because I don’t like to eat them. I like the flavors so I leave them big so I can pull them out/eat around them easily. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it.
I apologize in advance for the lighting being crappy and the fact that I’m on the floor. There was no where on my bitty counter to set up my tripod. It’s not like I’m using this garlic anyway.
Don’t laugh …