Garlic Flakes work very well in a number of applications. They can easily be added to soups and stews to add a bit of flavor, and fried ones added to a meat loaf also ensures an infusion of taste in the finished product. The flavor of casseroles can also be enhanced. Essentially, any recipe that includes cooking time and some sort of liquid is all that is needed. As the flakes absorb some of the juices or liquids during the cooking process, they release the garlic flavor, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.