Thursday, March 06, 2008

Garlic Crush

Maffi had an ill equipped kitchen, and when Kim Jim and I were cruising down the K&A there was a certain amount of despairing. As a result I decided to do the decent thing and buy him some kitchen utensils. Amongst these was a garlic crush.

For the last 3 months, when I have been dining aboard Milly M, which was frequently during my hand incident, I have been interested to note that Maffi apologises for the state of the garlic, apparently it "doesn't crush".

Well ladies and gentlemen, I decided to investigate the problem earlier this week and I have another top tip.

When using a garlic crush, peel the garlic first.

10 Comments:

Blogger Miss T said...

Personally - I find just finding a large blunt object and smashing it very hard down onto the garlic works a treat!gets rid of lots of frustrations too...

9:37 PM  
Anonymous kh said...

Would a head count as a "large blunt object" espaecially as in banging against brick wall ?

10:48 PM  
Blogger Simon said...

I generally just slice garlic...

my garlic crisher was bought for me by a concerned girlfriend, but I don't find it's worth the hassle of cleaning it afterwards.

There's few meals I cook that don't include garlic and onions, though.

12:00 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

KH - yes, that would work. Although, given Maffi's recent eye trauma, I wouldn't use him...

Simon - excatly, I think they're made for people who don't want to get their hands dirty (which is the real fun in cooking).

Tip - slice the garlic, then cut the slices into strips, then chop strips. Or mash in a petle and mortar, or smash under the 'heel' of the hand where it joins the wrist. Or use blunt object (as above)..monkey wrentch is good...

I also agree about garlic and onions. Shall we start an alium appreciation society?

Bones - Maffi needs a tea strainer and a nicer teapot.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous kh said...

Perhaps Maffi needs an unbirthday present as its a long time till it is his birthday.

1:13 AM  
Anonymous kim said...

garlic is also nice just squashed with a knife and thrown in whole.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Maffi said...

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11:08 AM  
Blogger Maffi said...

Oi! Despite having a garlic crusher it still does not crush garlic like it should, leaving lots of garlic in the tool. Slice it it's easier! And besides do you really think it is a good idea for us to be using blunt objects for such a purpose?

11:11 AM  
Anonymous KH said...

Depends whose "blunt object" you intend using. I can think of a few people I would select for this purpose and I'd be happy to supply the wall as well.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Garlic presses are rubbish, they always clog up and even when they're clean they don't produce a good result. If you are making a sauce or something that will cook down, just bash with the flat of a heavy knife and then use the tip to reduce it to a puree.

7:36 PM  

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