Now this is definitely a neat trick… especially if you are like me and use tons of garlic!
I saw a link to this video here and to try it… It is so easy… crush a head of garlic with the side of a knife, a bowl or whatever you want and then place the head of garlic in a bowl and place another bowl on top and then shake!
Shake for a few seconds and that’s it… your garlic will be peeled!! It’s amazing right?! here is my own video to show it works. (sorry for voice… my nose is stuffy)
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The second half fo the video is showing my favourite garlic mincer called the “Garlic Zoom” I love it because you are not crushing the garlic and getting it all juicy which doesn’t work well in all recipes… This has blades on the inside, you just roll it on the counter and then you have perfectly minced garlic in a few seconds…
Cool! I have seen that video too, but it doesn’t work with the small organic garlic we got from our CSA all season. But it does seem to work with the bigger types. 🙂
Always a source of practical advice! I saw this live at a cooking workshop for a community centre. Thanks for reminding me to give this a try.
That’ll come in handy. Also, your little gadget makes me think I need to get more cooking tools… I have very littl and I get discouraged by the time it takes me to peel, cut, grate whatever I need fo a recipe.
Nice. I’ve peeled individual cloves by smashing, but never a full head. This will come in handy, thanks for the tip!
What is great about this method is that the cloves themselves are not smashed at all… they are completely whole and dry 🙂