Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tip for peeling garlic

Shortcut Tip: Peeling garlic cloves.

HD discovered this 10 years ago when he wanted to peel quite a few pods for a recipe he'd thought of. Necessity really is the mother of invention isn't it?
Peeling garlic the traditional can be difficult and time consuming.
This shortcut helps people who use large quantities of garlic, often.
Separate cloves, put them on a microwave safe plate or a paper towel...microwave for 10 seconds.
Take them out. If they are not easy to peel, put them in for another 5 seconds.
This is the quickest way to peel garlic.
Control the cooking time to control the kind of garlic you want...firm to very soft.

2 comments:

Mike And Robin said...

Hi Geeta,
I know this is an older post, but I am new to your blog! Your way to peel garlic is a good idea - I will have to try it. I had also heard that you could smash garlic cloves to peel them easily, so I went looking for the instructions. Here is a video that shows how to peel all the individual cloves in an entire head of garlic in less than 10 seconds - enjoy!:
http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/video-How-to-Peel-a-Head-of-Garlic-in-Less-Than-10-Seconds

whitefieldbb@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the lead...the video really helped me discover a quick/easy way to peel garlic.