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Smileelisa Apr 6, 2008 07:53 AM

Was wondering how many of you use your microplane for grating fresh garlic? It works great. Another one of those must have gadgets.

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    foodwich RE: Smileelisa Apr 6, 2008 01:59 PM

    i do. it works great. have to be careful of the fingers though since garlic cloves are so small the grip is sometimes precarious.

    1. digkv RE: Smileelisa Apr 6, 2008 03:25 PM

      Yep, I use it too. Initially I was scared cause I thought that my microplane might take on garlic flavor but then i remembered that steel doesn't take on smells. It's great to do in things like salad dressings or anywhere else where you want garlic flavor but don't want to bite into large garlic pieces,

      1. linguafood RE: Smileelisa Apr 6, 2008 03:36 PM

        Wow. Microplaning garlic. That sounds like a serious pain -- I have a garlic press I use all the time (I took it with me when I moved out of my mom's house and haven't regretted it since, it event travels to Berlin with me) when in need of really finely minced garlic, such as in a salad dressing or pasta sauce. For stir frys or other stuff, I just chop it.

        Don't your fingers get all sticky and smelly when you microplane it?

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          Smileelisa RE: linguafood Apr 6, 2008 04:11 PM

          Actually no, I microplaned 3 pieces of garlic this morning and I was surprised that they didn't smell like garlic. I have a garlic press but since we moved in Dec I haven't been able to find the darn thing. If the cloves are good sized, the microplane works great. I haven't lost a finger yet...lol

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