How to Mince

When mincing, you'll want to cut the ingredient (garlic, shallot, ginger, etc.) as small as possible. 

Photo By: ANDREW PURCELL

Photo By: ANDREW PURCELL

Photo By: ANDREW PURCELL

Photo By: ANDREW PURCELL

Step 1

Smash garlic cloves with the flat side of your knife; remove the peel.

Step 2

Thinly slice the cloves lengthwise.

Step 3

Cut across the vertical slices, then rock your knife back and forth over the cut pieces to mince further. 

Step 4

If you want to turn minced garlic into a paste, sprinkle with kosher salt, then mash with the flat side of the knife.