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The Meat Tenderizer Hack For Fast Minced Garlic
Mincing garlic can be a bit tedious to do with a knife by hand. You may have used a garlic press or other mincing tool before, but a meat tenderizer is a multi-use alternative.
A meat mallet lets you mince garlic without having to buy a fancy one-purpose tool. Start by sealing your garlic cloves, then slide them into a plastic bag.
Make sure there's a bit of air in the bag before you seal it. Lay it on a flat surface and tap the cloves gently with the mallet until they break down as much as you'd like.
This mess-free method produces garlic with a more aromatic flavor, since it's broken down more effectively. From there, just toss it into your pan, pot, or bowl.