Forget those hard-to-clean garlic presses, razor-sharp graters and time-consuming choppingintroducing Garlic Card, a new invention from Sweden for grating Garlic both quickly and easily.
Garlic Card is a patterned card made of plastic, not unlike a credit card. The pattern is especially designed to grate garlic cloves. The result is a perfect purée that is easy to mix with other ingredients for the fresh taster of garlic in all types of dishes. After use the garlic Card is simply rinsed under running water--it is not suitable for the dishawasher.
Inventor Herman Rasmuson about the Garlic Card
There has been a great need for a garlic tool. The garlic press does its job, but is difficult to clean. A knife only works for chopping garlic. And a grater is difficult to clean and makes it all too easy to injure oneself. People find it unbelievable when I tell them about the various methods chefs use to make garlic purée: pounding garlic with a hammer in a plastic bag or between sheets of plastic wrap, or trying to mash garlic with the edge of a knife. Seeing professionals in this state made me realize that something had to be done!
The idea for the Garlic Card came to me in my home kitchen. As a cook and restaurateur, I'm always looking for new solutions. It may sound strange, but I made a desperate attempt to grate garlic using an ordinary credit card. To my surprise, it worked wonderfully and made an excellent garlic purée. To avoid leaving my credit card smelling like garlic, I washed it and was surprised at how easy it was to clean. An extra bonus! This fine garlic purée is exactly what one needs for giving food the perfect taste of fresh garlic - the aromas blend quickly and smoothly with no large pieces.