Why does my garlic burn when I sauté it?

When I want to make something garlicy, I usually try to sauté it in a pan. Unfortunately, when I add olive oil and garlic cloves or minced garlic. It usually ends up burning up and making a nasty mess. The key to sautéing garlic in oil is to use a low flame and cook for longer. It should be hot enough that there is just a hint of bubbling but no more.

published 2012-07-07

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