I have always been a fan of garlic. I can put that stuff in every meal I eat and not give a care in the world what my breathe smells like later. Actually, I hope it smells like garlic. Because the smell is heaven!
Many people cook with garlic. You may add it in to dough or pasta sauce or a plethora of other recipes. But how many of you know how to COOK garlic? Sure, you may buy it minced in a jar, but that does NOT mean that it is ready to eat. Raw garlic has a bitter sort of taste. It needs to be cooked for a short amount before using to benefit your recipe in the most optimum way.
So how do you go about cooking garlic? While there are probably many ways, if feel that the best way is to pre-heat a small frying pan on medium-low to medium heat with just a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add garlic and stir with a spatula for about 30 seconds. You want to see the garlic turn a yellow-golden color, but be careful not to burn it!
I buy my garlic in super duper Costco size. They sell 48 ounce containers of Spice World Minced Garlic for about five dollars. You can’t beat that – it saves your fingers from smelling because it comes already minced!