Peel the garlic and lay the flattest side down on the cutting board. Cut the garlic into thin slices, rotate it 90 degrees and cut more thin slices. Then run your knife through the garlic until it is evenly chopped.
Peel the garlic and lay the flattest side down on the cutting board. Cut the garlic into the thinnest slices you can manage. Let the slices fall to the board, and, keeping them in the same direction, cut them again in the thinnest slices you can. Then rotate the garlic 90 degrees and cut thinly once again. You should have tiny little pieces.
Peel the garlic. Place the bottom of the micro-plane on the counter to stabilize it and run the clove over the grates. Be careful of your fingers because they will grate as well!
One Last Thing
Garlic keeps longer when the tops remain attached!