Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Fastest way to Peel Garlic

I feel like this blog post should be titled


When I first heard about this, I assumed it was just a gag, or you needed to buy some crazy expensive gadget that probably didn't even work. Oh yeah like you can really peel a whole head of garlic in under 30 seconds. Oh and did I mention that you will be doing this without a knife or any gadgets!
Seems to good to be true, BUT
it really works!!!

First take your head of garlic and place on your counter top.
Next using the palm of your hand or a wooden object like a bowl or cutting board press down on the head of garlic. You don't need to injure yourself doing this, but press down with the most pressure you can. 
You will then have a pile of garlic cloves and garlic skins. You simply take the whole pile (don't worry about separating anything just yet) and dump it into any container that you have that has a lid. I used an old Tupperware container. You can even just use 2 bowls and sandwich the garlic in the middle of them.
Next comes the hard work...get ready...shake the container for approximately 10 seconds.
If you managed to survive that grueling task then you are all ready to enjoy your skinned garlic gloves.
Dump everything out of the container and you will see that somehow all the skins have separated from the garlic cloves.
All you need to do is pick through the pile of skins and garlic and gather up all your pretty and perfect garlic cloves.
So that's it, simply give the head a good hard squash with your hand or back of something that won't break, put it all in a container with lid, shake as hard as you can for about 10 seconds, and just sift through the garlic skins and gather up your garlic cloves!  (This is probably the most time consuming part, as the garlic skins like to cling to your hands)
I hope you're not too exhausted from all that, now go and roast up some garlic cloves and enjoy!!!

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