I love garlic. It’s a wonderful food that adds a little something to a lot of different dishes.
But sometimes peeling and crushing it can be a pain in the neck.
You can use a knife to peel it and crush it, or use the heel of your palm to break it up before peeling it ..
Then there’s garlic crushers, though they’re awkward to wash and if you’re only crushing one or two cloves you’d have to wonder if it was really worth the effort in the first place..
A recent discovery for me, however, is this quite versatile gadget:
It’s both a garlic peeler and crusher in one. Simply pop a clove in, turn the handle and it does everything else.
But of course if you’re really really lazy you can always opt for “ready” garlic like the “Very Lazy Garlic” that I picked up on special offer this weekend:
Just use a teaspoon of paste for every clove you would have spent a couple of minutes preparing.