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Title: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: Martinwhynot on December 30, 2012, 08:11 PM
Tried this one last night to outrageous success  ;D

Place the unpeeled garlic bulbs into a largeish container with a lid on.  You then vigorously shake the container about like it's a cocktail shaker for around a minute.  I did 250gms of bulbs last night in seconds.  The result is that the skins get rubbed off by the friction inside the container - simply pick out the skins from the bulbs, voila!

Enjoy, no more using the side of a knife and pressing down, etc, etc.

Martin
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: Admin Tom on December 30, 2012, 08:18 PM
Nice tip. Thanks
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: currylover40 on December 30, 2012, 09:13 PM
This works! Which is surprising, because it can be a booger to peel. Nice one Martin.
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: Martinwhynot on December 30, 2012, 09:20 PM
Pleasure's all mine!
I haven't posted here for a while but got such a lot from Panpot's contributions; this is a tiny input by me but more to follow...curries with alcohol added! Big in my local BIR in Central Scotland.
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: RubyDoo on December 30, 2012, 09:28 PM
Mmmmmm. Tried this the other day and nothing happened. Perhaps wrong type of containers or I didn't shake long or hard enough  >:(
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: Martinwhynot on December 30, 2012, 09:37 PM
It is hard work! But easier than peeling them individually.
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: RubyDoo on December 30, 2012, 09:41 PM
I assume you separated the cloves first?
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: Martinwhynot on December 30, 2012, 09:51 PM
Yessir, just split them up into individual bulbs. I found that a tall plastic tumbler thingy from Tupperware worked well as it allowed for lots of up and down movement as I shook like CRAZY!
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: DalPuri on December 30, 2012, 09:54 PM
Ive tried this method a few times but it never really worked for me.
It could be down to the size of the bowl(s) used.

http://sciencefare.org/2011/11/16/for-love-of-garlic/ (http://sciencefare.org/2011/11/16/for-love-of-garlic/)
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: Unclebuck on December 30, 2012, 10:28 PM
theres a vid on it here

http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php/topic,6128.0.html (http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php/topic,6128.0.html)
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: Martinwhynot on December 31, 2012, 12:02 AM
Just checked out the video. For the record I'm splitting open the head then separating the bulbs into the bowl/dish. I'm not cracking or bashing any of the cloves. It's a workout but it is much quicker,lol!
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: ELW on December 31, 2012, 12:24 AM
Pleasure's all mine!
I haven't posted here for a while but got such a lot from Panpot's contributions; this is a tiny input by me but more to follow...curries with alcohol added! Big in my local BIR in Central Scotland.

Hi Martin, that would be great stuff...Nashedar?
I saw the garlic peeling on yahoo a while back & thought it was a **** take  :)

Regards

ELW
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: Yakmandoo on December 31, 2012, 10:30 AM
Hi Guys
Ive not posted for a while but ive been an avid reader :D , i find this method works even better if you place a few powerballs inside the container and then shake like bloomin crazy , maybe to the the tune of IRON MAIDENS "Phantom of the opera" the old lucozade advert lol .
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: RubyDoo on December 31, 2012, 10:32 AM
Power balls?  You mean those super doper high bouncing hobbies?  :o
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: Yakmandoo on December 31, 2012, 11:09 AM
Thats right RoobyDoo i pinch them off my son :D the smallish ones around 1" in diameter, i suppose i pinched the idea from a ball mill in a quarry lol, anytthing would do really , you could try some nuts n bolts maybe hahaha
Title: Re: HOW TO PEEL LOTS OF GARLIC BULBS QUICKLY
Post by: Martinwhynot on December 31, 2012, 01:31 PM
Great addition, Yakmandoo, that'll tear it up! Any weight in there being thrown about will help.