Friday, June 6, 2014

Tip: An Easy Way to Peel Garlic

Recently I pinned a tip from Courtenay at The Creek Line House. She shared how easy it was to use two bowls stacked together to peel an entire head of garlic. You just shake the garlic in the two bowls and the cloves fall apart and most of the skins or peels fall off too. She also shared Martha Stewart's video showing the technique. Brilliant idea, but the problem I had was I did not think I could keep the two bowls stacked together. I could see me shaking the bowls with great enthusiasm and then one of the bowls would slip and I would shower myself and the floor with garlic and peels. NO! I can't try that. What I hate about peeling garlic is that those pesky peels go everywhere and stick to everything. 

Then it came to me, why wouldn't a pot with a lid work? I know I could hold that together long enough to get the job done. Well let me tell you it works! It totally works! I used a 2-quart saucepan. It was the perfect size and the lid was very secure. I shook it for 30 seconds of so. Then I picked out the cloves and removed any peels still hanging on. The best part the peels stayed in the pot long enough to carry them to the trash can and dispose of them. I love this trick! 

I am going to be embarrassed if you have all been peeling garlic this way for years. If you have don't tell me.

Place garlic in the pot. Place lid on top and shake for 30 seconds or more.

Separate cloves from peels.

Store peeled garlic in a container in the refrigerator,
until ready to use in your recipes.

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  1. Great tip on peeling garlic...I can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  2. I am laughing over here because I know I would have a giant mess everywhere if I tried to hold two bowls together. Great idea to use a pot/lid. And, no, I've never seen this tip before! Thanks for sharing, Denise.

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    2. I know! Right? That would be a sight for sure. Thanks for stopping by Michelle. Have a nice evening.

  3. Thanks for sharing this because I forgot about this technique... and don't be embarrassed! I didn't know about it until just recently when I saw it done on a cooking show I was watching and meant to try this but you reminded me so I'm glad I saw your post! Found you at Tasty Tuesdays @ Creative K Kids and now following on Bloglovin'. :)

    1. Thanks! Bernadyn, I am following you now too. You will be happy you tried this one. It really does work. Have a great day!


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