How to crush garlic

Try this easy way to crush garlic to a fine paste.

Points to remember

  • Peel cloves by crushing them lightly with the flat of a knife and the heel of your hand.
  • Chop garlic finely, then sprinkle over a little salt.
  • Use the flat of the blade and a paddling motion to squash the chopped garlic, working your way across the pile. Scrape up the garlic into a pile and crush again, repeating this two or three times until you have a fine paste.