How do you peel garlic? I usually give it a smash and remove the skin or if I want the cloves whole, I use a knife to do the job.
But have you watched a video on an easy way to peel garlic? Have you tried it? And if you haven't, do you believe it?
I did not believe. I thought it was just some gimmick. Then I totally forgot all about it until I stumbled upon this blogpost while searching for something.
So for the fun of it, I decided to test it out. I took two bulbs of garlic and put them into a stainless steel bowl.
Then I placed another another bowl on top of it and shook away. I tell you, it created quite a din. I quickly moved out of the kitchen in case the sound carried and disturbed my neighbors.
After a whole lot of shaking, this was the reveal.
Oh! It works!
But not all the garlic cloves were peeled. So I separated them.
Then I gave the unpeeled ones another violent shake. And yes, they eventually got peeled. This method does result in some degree of bruising of the garlic cloves which explains why I caught a whiff of garlic while shaking away.
So will I do this again? I don't think so because it makes too much noise. Unless of course, if I want to cook Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic.