Puzzling Kitchen Techniques, Explained
15 kitchen techniques that can make the difference between success and failure—fully explained.
Simple solution: If your recipe calls for sautéing the garlic alone, use medium-low heat and stir constantly (a nice bit of olive oil helps). If the recipe calls for cooking the garlic along with other items like onions or bell peppers, give the other ingredients a head start of a minute or two. While they cook, they'll give off moisture that will keep the garlic from browning too fast when you add it to the pan.