Cooking the chives will mellow the taste somewhat. Use garlic chives in the same manner that you would use regular chives and even as a substitute. They pair well with meat, poultry and seafood dishes as well as cheese, mushrooms, noodles and chilies. You can stir fry your garlic chives with a little bit of peanut oil and red pepper flakes to be served as a side dish. You can stretch it by adding your choice of protein. Add raw garlic chives snipped into smaller pieces to salads, or stir them into cooked food during the last few minutes of cooking. Mix chopped garlic chives with softened butter to serve with potato dishes or for garlic bread. Store the chives in the fridge in a plastic produce bag, or plastic bag with a paper towel. They’ll last about a week.