We all know that garlic is one of the healthiest foods around. But it’s not the easiest to saute! Actually it’s one of those foods that if cooked too long — even seconds too long, can taste completely different. I learned that the hard way. While heating up garlic for garlic bread, I over cooked the garlic.
This is why I am writing this post. This garlic was sauteed in olive oil about 3 minutes too long. So I decided to make sure you didn’t make the same mistake I made. Trust me the garlic bread suffered for it.
1- Make sure you know your stove. A gas stove will cook it faster so you will want to be on low. For an electric burner, have your temperature set to medium-low.
2- Use Olive oil to cook the garlic. It will do the best in cooking off the rawness of the garlic.
3- Don’t walk away from the garlic. It could take only 20-30 seconds to cook. You will start to smell the aroma of garlic. It will actually make your mouth water. But if it starts to smell sweet or a burning smell — it’s overcooked.
4- If you are cooking garlic and onions together, always cook the onions first. The onions can cook as long as you want them too.
5- If you are worried about burning the garlic, remove it from the flame after 30 seconds and let the olive oil cook the rest of it.