Saturday, February 23, 2013

Garlic Grater designs

The Garlic Grater is a delightful little dish with a ribbed design on the bottom used to very simply grate a clove of garlic, making it a little gourmet treat when adding olive oil!
I have just started making these and have whole heartedly added them to my line of pottery! 

Hedgehog Garlic Grater

Use of the Garlic Grater:
Separate cloves from the garlic bulb. Hit a clove with the back of a wooden spoon or kitchen hammer. This will slightly mash the clove making it easier to peel. Peel one or more large garlic cloves. Press the clove on the bottom of the dish or bowl and rub back and forth. This will grate the garlic clove, releasing it's spicy oil and turning the grated clove into an intensely flavored garlic paste.
Add your favorite oil to the paste and enjoy dipping torn pieces of  french bread.
For tasty variations, add: Balsamic vinegar, Parmesan cheese or soy sauce to the garlic oil.


  1. LOVE it !!!! Utilitarian AND ever so aesthetically pleasing.. of course the hedgehog is especially appropriate! Just makes ya grin!



  2. I just received one of these as a gift and I am looking forward to using it, I am sure that my dinner guests will be as delighted as I am by the whimsical design.