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Re: How to peel a whole head of garlic in less than 10 seconds
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 10:55 PM »
nice one !!!!

well spotted and very useful

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Re: How to peel a whole head of garlic in less than 10 seconds
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 11:12 PM »
It works a treat but.... what the hell am I going to do with all this garlic tonight  ???

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Re: How to peel a whole head of garlic in less than 10 seconds
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 06:40 AM »
I haven't tried this yet but the commenters seem to approve :)

http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/video-How-to-Peel-a-Head-of-Garlic-in-Less-Than-10-Seconds

Now that is a golden nugget :o. If it works, how easy garlic puree will be in future :D. 95% of time spent on it is pealing the little blighters >:(
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Re: How to peel a whole head of garlic in less than 10 seconds
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 10:18 AM »
That is amazing, I've just got to give this a go.  Don't suppose it would work with ginger too?  ;D
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Re: How to peel a whole head of garlic in less than 10 seconds
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 12:46 PM »
That is amazing, I've just got to give this a go.  Don't suppose it would work with ginger too?  ;D
It is indeed, amazing, and it does work : I have just tried it (albeit with less than a full head).  A few caveats -- it is essential that you can get a good comfortable grip on the basins (or whatever); I used a heavy aluminium casserole with Pyrex lid, and I found it difficult to hold and tiring to shake -- I got lactic acid build up way before the ten seconds was up.  That apart, it definitely works, and is now incorporated into my chef's armoury of techniques.

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Re: How to peel a whole head of garlic in less than 10 seconds
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 01:54 PM »
I have just tried it (albeit with less than a full head)....it is essential that you can get a good comfortable grip.......I found it difficult to hold and tiring to shake -- I got lactic acid build up way before the ten seconds was up!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

You have NO idea how much that's begging for a Smart Alec "come back" Phil!  :P :P :P

Change hands and you're probably good for another 10 seconds!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: How to peel a whole head of garlic in less than 10 seconds
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 01:58 PM »
I have just tried it (albeit with less than a full head)....it is essential that you can get a good comfortable grip.......I found it difficult to hold and tiring to shake -- I got lactic acid build up way before the ten seconds was up!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

You have NO idea how much that's begging for a Smart Alec "come back" Phil!  :P :P :P

Change hands and you're probably good for another 10 seconds!  ;D ;D ;D


I didnt change hands I got the wife to do it  ;)

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Re: How to peel a whole head of garlic in less than 10 seconds
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2011, 03:06 PM »
Change hands and you're probably good for another 10 seconds!  ;D ;D ;D
"Change hands" ?!  I'm already using two hands, and even those aren't really enough to get a good grip !
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Re: How to peel a whole head of garlic in less than 10 seconds
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2011, 07:22 PM »
I haven't tried this yet but the commenters seem to approve :)

http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/video-How-to-Peel-a-Head-of-Garlic-in-Less-Than-10-Seconds

What en excellent tip, very good timesaver. Will try it asap!
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