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For this week, I brought you a hack I am sure you will greatly appreciate! Peeling garlic has always been such a tedious and time-consuming task; however, this Hassle–Free Easy Garlic Hack will have you enjoying loads of garlic in no time! Here’s how to peel garlic in the microwave in just 20 seconds!
A Hassle-Free Easy Garlic Hack
One of the culinary laws everyone can agree on, is that there are no limited uses to garlic! Those tiny cloves add a scrumptious flavor to any dish, it is no wonder they are a constant attendee in any recipe! But sometimes peeling them takes quite a lot of time and unnecessary effort.
So, learn how to cheat time with this easy garlic hack! Peel garlic in less than 20 seconds, and enjoy flavor-infused meals in no time!
Oh! I’ve also included other interesting ways to peel garlic, so make sure you check them out! But keep scrolling, because you will find the best way to Peel Garlic in The Microwave nestled right at the end!
Best Way to Store Garlic!
Anyone and everyone who cooks can confidently say that garlic can never go to waste. There is no such thing as too much garlic! So, if you are ever left with extras, here are a few tips on how to store them for later usage.
Store your extra peeled garlic in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. If not yet peeled, then your garlic should be fine at room temperature in a dry place.
To freeze, place your peeled garlic in an air-tight container, or freezer bag, in the freezer for up to 6 months. Just make sure you squeeze all the air out, and seal it close.
Fresh Garlic for Months To Come? I Got You Covered!
If you are anything like me and think of cooking as a therapeutic activity, then you are probably in the kitchen a lot! And since garlic is such an essential part in many recipes, here’s how to save time and store your peeled garlic cloves for months ahead!
Place your peeled garlic cloves in a glass jar, fill it with white vinegar, close the lid tightly, then pop it in the fridge. They should serve you for at least a month.
When ready to use the garlic, make sure you give it a quick rinse, and enjoy!
Using vinegar will help preserve the garlic, and later on serve as an amazing dressing for salads, as the vinegar gets infused with a garlic-y flavor.
Other Fast Ways to Peel Garlic!
In addition to peeling garlic cloves in the microwave, there are quite a few effective and quick ways to peel garlic cloves. If one turned out to be not your cup of tea, simply dust your counter off and try another method!
Press and Peel
First, start by placing the flat side of your knife, blade facing away from you, on a garlic clove.
Then, press firmly with your other hand, with just enough pressure, for the skin to break off from the clove.
Finally, using your hands, separate the rest of the outer layer from the cloves.
Pros and Cons: This method is guaranteed to work! It also crushes the cloves a bit which helps during the chopping process. However, this method works well with small amount of garlic, since you are dealing with one clove at a time. If used with large amounts, then it will be quite time consuming.
Give It a Good Press and Peel!
First, using a knife, start by cutting the end of the cloves where it is attached to the root.
Second, place the cloves in bowl, then pour enough boiling water to cover all the cloves. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes, or until you notice the skin is starting to peel away from the clove.
Finally, drain the water, and allow the gloves to cool before you put them to good use!
First, start by cutting off the end of each clove where it is attached to the root.
Then, place the cloves in any mason jar, or glass container, close the lid, and shake hard to remove the skin from the cloves.
Repeat the process if some cloves didn’t lose the outer layer properly.
Cut The Garlic Bulb in Half
If you plan on chopping or mincing your garlic, then this method will work well for you!
Simply, chop the garlic head in half using a knife. Then, place the flat side of the knife onto each half and press gently. This should remove the skin from the cloves in no time!
Perfect for Mincing or Chopping!
Tips For The Best Results!
Tip 1: This one is pretty obvious, but never use a metal bowl in the microwave! Always opt for microwave safe utensils.
Tip 2: You might need to use the microwave more than the 20 seconds recommended, depending on the size of the garlic cloves.
Tip 3: Some people might consider dumping the cloves in a bowl with cold water, or wrapping the bulb in a damp paper towel, before popping it in the microwave. Go for what works best for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
When choosing the best garlic for your meals, look for a bulb that is firm and dry. You should avoid those with soft and brown spots.
The obvious option would be washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water. However, I found rubbing your hands with lemon juice, or baking soda mixed with water, then washing them with fresh water works great!
Although using a microwave may cause the garlic to lose some nutrients, you really shouldn’t be afraid of the microwave, especially if you are using it for a few seconds.
The Only Hack You Never Knew You Needed!
The Ingredients You Will Need
- garlic bulb
How to Peel Garlic In The Microwave!
First, using the palm of your hand, press on the whole head of garlic to break the cloves apart.
Next, cut off the end of each clove where they are attached to the root.
Then, place the cloves in a bowl, then pop it in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds.
Finally, allow your garlic cloves to cool, then watch the skin slide right off those pale bodies!
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How To Peel Garlic in The Microwave!
- garlic bulb
- Using the palm ofyour hand, press on the whole head of garlic to break the cloves apart.
- Cut off the end of each clove where it is attached to the root.
- Place the cloves in abowl, then pop it in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds.
- Allow your garlic cloves to cool, then watch the skin slide right off those pale bodies!
- This one is pretty obvious, but never use a metal bowl in the microwave! Always opt for microwave safe utensils.
- You might need to use the microwave more than the 20 seconds recommended, depending on the size of the garlic cloves.
- Some people might consider dumping the cloves in a bowl with cold water, or wrapping the bulb in a damp paper towel, before popping it in the microwave. Go for what works best for you!