Peel A Head Of Garlic In Less Than 10 Seconds With Two Bowls

Peeling garlic is often a messy endeavour, and it can take a few minutes to peel all that skin off. Cooking web site Saveur shows us how to peel an entire head in less than 10 seconds, using just a couple of bowls.

You probably do the old tried-and-true garlic crush with a jar or other hard object, but that only gets you so far. You still have to dig into the (smelly) garlic with your fingers and peel everything off yourself. Saveur has a better alternative: just throw the crushed head of garlic in a bowl, stick another bowl on top of it and shake it up.

After a few seconds, you should find that each clove has completely shed its skin and is ready for cooking (or repelling mosquitoes). Just remember to drink a glass of milk to neutralize that garlic breath when you're finished.

How to Peel a Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds [Saveur via The Kitchn]


    That's cool!
    You know another great technique is if you only want to use a few cloves.
    1: Grab a clove with both thumbs and index fingers.
    2: Twist the clove slightly both ways (not too far otherwise you twist the garlic in half)
    3: peel falls off (or comes off almost immediatly.

    That is fantastic! Those instructions should come on the label ... or, I guess, that would be the skin of the garlic ...

    I use those silicon garlic peelers. It's just a silicon tube and you chuck in the garlic, roll it up the bench a few times and presto! Peeled garlic. Cost me like $2 on eBay

      Thanks for the tip. Just searched on ebay, and ordered one for 1$.

    Sometimes the simplest ideas are often the best.

    and the cheapest.

    Think I'll buy one of those $1 peelers. I tried this trick and woke up my toddler!

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