Jonathan Waxman reveals how to prep garlic to get better flavor and texture.
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[MUSIC] [SOUND] Garlic is funny; this is a nice big
piece so it's easy to handle. So I cut the
little top off; you wanna remove that out. Then cut
the garlic in half, and see if there's any green
or white material in the middle. See that little piece
right there? You wanna get rid of that. Now why
do you wanna get rid of that? That's where all
the bad stuff in the garlic is. That's where all
the bad flavors are. That's when you cook garlic and
you feel crappy in the morning? That's what happen. So
here's a drill on doing garlic. Take your knife, Remember
the knife has a bit of a curvature right here.
You want to take the knife, the flattened clove of
garlic, and hold the knife this way, away from yourself
and you go, boom. Look at that. Perfect, smashed garlic.
I love doing that. [MUSIC]