How to Peel Garlic in 10 Seconds

In our family we use a lot of garlic, and it takes time to peel a lot. We are all for saving time whenever possible. When we found this little trick we were so excited. lol
Garlic is also a natural antibiotic. Any time someone seems to be coming down with something we load up on garlic, fresh and we use this garlic. We have been able to overcome several illnesses with garlic.
Here is a video showing you how to peel a whole bulb of garlic in 10 seconds.
Crush the bulb with the palm of your hand to separate the cloves.
Scoop the cloves into a bowl, cover it with another bowl and then shake for 10 seconds. Then all the cloves are peeled. This is great!

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  1. Great tip! :)
    I will have to try that out.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day!

  2. Wait - this is crazy. My husband and I were just talking about making a recipe for Chicken With 40 Cloves Of Garlic that we saw in the Sunday paper this morning. We discussed techniques on peeling the cloves without smashing them - this is perfect!! So glad I came across your post! What a great tip! Thanks for sharing.

  3. That's brilliant. I'll be trying it tomorrow!

  4. It has really made it so much easier to use garlic this way.
    Lisa, when you said you where going to make chicken with 40 clove of garlic, it reminded me of a recipe that my mom use to make that was maybe the same, Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic. I forgot about this and I will have to try it again. It taste so good to spread the whole cloves cooked on bread.


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