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How to peal a head of garlic in 10 seconds

This video, if you haven't already seen it will change your life!! :) I am a happy chef! http://vimeo.com/29605182

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  1. That's cool! The initial smash with the hand looks painful, though. I think I might put the head in the bottom of one of the bowls and smash it with the bottom of the other before shaking.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. good idea and would also make an new unusual sound for my band....

      1. Tell it to us straight, brotha: peeling garlic IS a pain in the ass! That's a cool trick.

        1. With a cleaver or big knife, cut the hard end off the cloves....and then place the cleaver on top of the garlic clove (two at a time if you can), and squish down. The skin splits up and you can easily take out the garlic.

          If you squish hard enough, the whole clove splits up too which makes it easier to mince.

          1. Depends on how fresh the garlic bulb is. I doubt that trick would work on fresh garlic but we won't know that until next fall. LOL I'm going to try the 'trick' with garlics I bought and hung last fall today.