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Sunday, January 25, 2015

How to Peel Garlic

Place the whole garlic bulb into a jar.

Put the lid on and shake the jar vigorously for a half a minute or so. 

See what happens.  

 You can remove the "fluff" and shake some more to finish the process.

Here you can see a few cloves are completely peeled.  I hadn't done the second shake as my wife wanted to photograph the process as I have so she could put it on her Facebook thing.

You can store the rest of the peeled cloves in a plastic baggy and freeze it or put the cloves into another small jar filled with olive oil to keep for whenever you need some garlic.  Neat huh? 
And best of all, no more stinky fingers from peeling garlic. 


  1. I didn't know that, thanks for the tip. But I bought last summer some smoked bulbs which you can keep a long time fresh without putting them away .The french way.

  2. I agree with bieb, very smart hint.

  3. You know this is really cool and I will try it!

  4. Interesting! I will have to try this!

  5. Thanks so much for this! I will try to remember it for next time.

  6. You just taught us something...nice little trick!

  7. If I ever start to cook. I will keep that in mind.


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