I almost always increase the number of garlic cloves any recipe calls for. I’m Italian and many dishes I make are of that ethnicity and with garlic. I’ve had a couple of garlic presses and hated trying to poke all of the residual garlic out of the holes. Then I had one of those that switch the head back and forth and it pushes the last of the garlic out; Unfortunately I broke two of those – not sure how or why.
When the rubber tube garlic peeler came out, I bought one of them and one for my daughter. At first it seemed like the ideal way to peel garlic and I used it hundreds of times. Lately I’ve been peeling cloves sans tools because, because I have no idea why lol.
LOOK what I found! A new garlic tool and it looks like a winner. It is called Joseph Joseph Rocker Garlic Crusher. It looks like this:
By using downward pressure and a ‘rocking’ motion, this stylish tool breaks up garlic cloves quickly and easily, forcing the pieces up through the array of small holes in its base. The crushed pieces are then held in the curved design, allowing them to be spooned or scraped conveniently into a pan or bowl. Additional cloves can also be crushed at this stage before emptying. Continue rocking for a finer texture. Rocker™ is easy to clean under running water but is also dishwasher safe.
It was designed by Goodwin Hartshorn and is available through Yellow Octopus for $12.95