How to Prepare Garlic
There’s no need to wash garlic, just peel and trim the ends off the clove and you are ready to go!
To easily remove the skin from garlic, place the clove under the flat side of a chef knife and give it a slight whack with the base of your hand. The pressure will crack and slightly flatten the clove, making the papery skin pop off. This action also makes it easier to slice and mince the peeled garlic.
Depending on what you are making, you can prepare your garlic in a variety of ways: leave whole, roast the entire bulb, mince, grate, press, slice or mash into a paste.
One fresh medium clove of garlic will give you about ½ to 1 teaspoon minced.