Posted by: CCT | April 20, 2010

Cooking with Garlic & Onions

There’s a formula to this and it’s simple:  If you’re going to use garlic and onions together, all you need to do is the following:

  1. Mince the garlic, dice the onions.
  2. Put the garlic in the pan on medium-high with either a small amount of oil or water.  Stir slightly and allow garlic to brown a little before adding the onions.  If needed add a little water to prevent garlic from sticking and burning to the pan.  I end up having to do this a couple times, usually.
  3. Add the onions with a bit of water.  This helps to steam-fry the onions and soften them fairly quickly.  Cook until the onions have a bit of a clear appearance and they are becoming flexible and more rubbery.
  4. Add salt to taste.
  5. Add remaining recipe ingredients.  Follow recipe from here.

Spring-Loaded Mincer by Kitchen Aid - Great divice.

The spring-loaded mincer disassembled. Quick and easy to wash.

Lever press for dicing onions, etc. Makes short work of em.

Lever press - Courtesy of Vidalia Chop Wizard - top view. Easy to disassemble and clean.

Lever press, partially dissassembled to show how easy it is to take apart.

Lever press - fully disassembled to show catch-tray and diced onions. Notice how one side (bottom left) has a pin broken off. I put something too big into the thing and tried to hunker down on it. That's what ultimately broke off the plastic tab. Still works fine, just missing a holding tab. 😦

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