How to Peel Garlic in 7 Seconds
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Having a simple kitchen is a lot easier than you would think. I keep my pantry stocked with staples and things I may need in a pinch. But, even being well prepared there are those days when kitchen shortcuts are a meal saver.
After a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is spend a long time in the kitchen preparing a meal. I save time where I can and I am so excited to share one of my favorite time saving kitchen tips with you.
How to Peel Garlic
I can’t tell you how much garlic I use, it’s a lot. I buy it at my wholesale club so I always have it on hand. I chop it, slice it, dice it, turn it into a paste, and roast it. But after a long day, when I need whole garlic cloves I have no patience to peel it.
With my kitchen shortcut I am on my way in just 7 seconds and in my kitchen that is a dinner saver!
With love, from our simple kitchen to yours.
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Kitchen Hack: Peeling Garlic
- 1 garlic clove
- Simply place a garlic clove on a microwave safe dish and microwave it for 7 seconds. The skins will just about fall off in the microwave.
- Then, simply press on the end of the garlic clove and the skin will pop right off. Done.
- You can do an entire head of garlic in about 20-25 seconds.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
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Thanks Donna – love these tips and can't tell you how many times I have thanked you for the tomato paste idea – I hate to throw food away and this is a life saver – have a great week!
Wow! what a great tip! just came across your blog, love it! I am located in Phoenix too!
I can't stand to drink buttermilk, but I use it in a lot of stuff, sorry to say, I throw half out, most times. Can anyone tell me if the taste of using buttermilk is the same as using Lemon/Milk? Mostly I use mine in baking. thank you love your tips.
Well this is a neat trick! I never knew it was that easy. Thank you!
Thanks for the garlic tip!