Smashing Garlic

Man this one is fun!  Do not spend money on a garlic press, it is a huge waste of money and they are a pain to clean up.  Better to use your chef’s knife and your fist!

Take a garlic clove, lay you knife flat side down (I keep the blade facing away from me) and give it a pop with your fist.  It will crush it just a little bit.  Now remove the skin from the garlic clove and lay it down again.  This time, put your knife flat against the peeled clove and make like the Hulk and SMASH!  This is great fun and somewhat therapeutic!