Video: How to Peel a Pile of Garlic in 20 Seconds -

Video: How to Peel a Pile of Garlic in 20 Seconds

Discover the ultimate garlic-peeling trick.

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You know how the skins can stick to garlic, making peeling a pain? Well, not anymore. In this video, you’ll see an amazing trick for peeling an entire head of garlic in about 20 seconds. All you need are two metal bowls and a whole bunch of garlic. See how it’s done. And now that you have all that raw garlic, check out Chef John’s Chicken with 20 Cloves of Garlic. Give this technique a try; you will be amazed. See more Chef John videos >>

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May 20, 2015 3:20 pm
Hello Chef John!! I adore watching your videos. I have spent at least two to three hours each day... or maybe every other day. I just LOVE to learn new things. BUT... I do have to say that when I went to make the 20 Garlic chicken, which is in my fridge until tomorrow, that I tried to shake the Garlic in a bowl and I wish that I could say that it worked for me. I don't own two metal bowls, but I used a huge 4 quart Tupperware bowl, with the lid on and I shook, checked, and shook again for almost 15 minutes before I gave up and hand peeled them. What a pain!! I did pop the bottom off and peeled a lot of the outside peel off. But still, no luck. Does it HAVE to be done in metal bowls?? This is the ONLY trick that you've shown, that I just couldn't get done the way you did it. Any suggestions, would be WONDERFUL!! Thank you Chef John. And keep on making those video's. I LOVE them.
Jan. 26, 2014 8:23 am
What an awesome idea. I will be using it from now on... Thank you. Oh, and the video was very entertaining.
Jan. 13, 2014 12:29 pm
lololol. This guy is hilarious! On the garlic: awesome trick.
Jan. 8, 2014 2:06 pm
Thanks for the great tip ... new to me!! Garlic is one of my main ingredients & I always use them fresh. I will definitely save a lot of my precious time in the kitchen!!??
Dec. 7, 2013 9:56 am
Nifty tip! I wonder if this same technique would work for cleanly removing the shells from hard-boiled eggs en masse. Hmm...
Dec. 1, 2013 12:10 pm
How do you store the garlic? can you put it in a jar with oil?
Nov. 28, 2013 5:48 am
Oh my gosh I do not believe this. I was not so sure so I tried it this morning Thanksgiving morning and oh it does work this is a huge praise thank you for this fab tip. I cut the end off the entire head and threw it in between to pie tins and boom it did it.
Nov. 27, 2013 1:49 pm
omg this is auch an awesome tip I the peeling garlic until now wow thank you thank you thank you!!
Nov. 27, 2013 8:38 am
I went to the kitchen immediately to try this. I used my stainless steel dutch oven with the cover instead of two bowls and it worked! Not perfect, but for whole cloves I don't think you can beat this!
Nov. 27, 2013 7:59 am
Nothing new here. Martha Stewart had a similar video some time ago. You don't have to use bowls, a simple jar with a lid will do the same. Shake, blow off the skins and store in same jar. Finished.
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