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How to Keep Garlic from Burning

This simple trick makes all the difference
How to Cook with Garlic
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Garlic is a great way to infuse flavor into many different dishes, like braised chicken thighs and chicken and vegetable stir-fry. The hard part, though, is not neglecting cloves sautéeing in a pan, which can burn in the blink of an eye. Luckily, we have a few easy tips to prevent that from happening.

A trick to keep your garlic from burning is to wait and throw it in pan at the last minute.

This comes in handy when you are sautéing vegetables or panfrying foods like chicken that take longer to cook than garlic. Adding it to the pan toward the end of the cooking process will allow you to still get all the flavor without nearing the danger zone.

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Another factor to keep in mind is the level of heat. Garlic should not be cooked in olive oil on high heat. For the best possible results, cook garlic on low-to-medium heat while keeping an eye on it. You should also take into account the size of the garlic. Smaller pieces will burn faster than larger chunks or whole cloves.

Follow these easy steps, and cooking with garlic will be your new secret weapon.

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