How to Mince Garlic Without it Sticking
Mincing garlic without a special kitchen tool can get messy—and sticky. Those tiny bits of garlic can stick to your knife, chopping board, your fingers and even your hair (don’t ask, it’s a long story). But there is an easier way to get the consistency you want without having to constantly un-stick garlic from you knife.
First, take a bulb of garlic, break it apart and remove the out layers of skin from the cloves. Next cut off the tough ends of the cloves where they were attached to the bulb and then start slicing. After you’ve finished slicing the garlic, add a few drops of olive oil to your pile and start chopping as usual. The olive oil will make the pieces of garlic stick to each other, but not to your work surface or fingertips.