Monday, 30 May 2016

Noisy Way to Peel Garlic


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.

26 comments:

  1. That easy, eh? May give it a try sometime.

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    1. It's quite tiring due to all that shaking.

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  2. I saw it too but never gave it a try yet since I don't use much lately. Hiihi

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    1. No need to try lah. Too noisy hah..hah...

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  3. Hi Phong Hong, using this shaking method can exercise our triceps and biceps. :)) I usually crush the garlic with the pestle, quick and easy.

    Have a nice day, regards.
    Amelia

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    1. Hi Amelia! I prefer the usual way too.

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  4. Aiya just buy one of those garlic crusher lah... zero noise pollution ;)

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    1. Just try once only lah, enough :)

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  5. This is really amazing and easy! I have been peeling garlics since young for my mum and then my wife, so I could believe the logic for the skin to drop easily. It only could work on garlic and not small onions. Betul kah??

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    1. Don't know about onions, maybe not because the skin is thin. Besides, onion flesh is more fragile you might end up with onion juice hah..hah...

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  6. Hahaha, so it works but not 100% and noisy. Don't think this is needed unless like you say you need many, many cloves of garlic.

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    1. Yup, my curiosity is satisfied :)

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  7. I have seen it and like you, tried it. But out of habit, I prefer to smash the garlic with the knife. Lol!

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  8. I tired . nd shaking that my hands got tired! I guess I better stick back to the old traditional way... bang them one kali.. and stripe their clothing.. hahahaa...

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    1. Me too prefer the old way hee..hee...

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  9. Sorry.. my comment has some defects.. Meaning to say, I tried one time, and after a lot of shaking, my hands got tired... :)

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  10. You didn't say how long was a whole lot of shaking...hehe! :D At least this way, the skins stay in one place.

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    1. I think it was less than 5 minutes but felt like forever. But seriously, the noise >.<

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  11. Iim using smash and remove method too, easy and fast :)

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    1. Me too. All that shaking is too tiring and I can't stand the noise LOL!

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