Saveur magazine’s Executive Food Editor, Todd Coleman, shows you how to peel a whole head of garlic in less than ten seconds.
Cool! I can’t wait to try it! I usually buy a jar of minced garlic to use in recipes, but now maybe I’ll go back to using fresh garlic! 🙂
He makes it look so easy. 😀
No way. That is incredible. I am going to try that tonight. I use garlic alot and have tried everything from rolling it to using a garlic press. I have two children who are chefs and this is new to them too!! I wonder if the magic is that it has to be two metal bowls? I will report back.
Oh that would be good, yes report back and tell us if it worked for you. 🙂
As they say in infomercials, “your results may vary.” I tried this and it “kinda” worked. I had to shake longer than he, plus I have a feeling it depends on how fresh and large the garlic head is. It doesn’t solve the problem of using only one clove of garlic – but still clever. Downside: it gets two big bowls dirty for not much other reason than to shake garlic.
Thank You for the feed back. You may be right about the freshness, that may be the initial secret.
If I ever needed a whole head of garlic, this would be something to try! I usually only need one or two cloves, so I just cut the root end off and then lay the clove on the chopping block. Then I lay something hard and flat over top of them. One bang with my fist, and the clove is crunched enough that the peel slides right off.
Sounds like you already had this one worked out. Sort of the same principal as the video, but on a smaller scale. 🙂
… having read the comments here; it looked really cool though! 🙂 I would never need a whole head though.. otherwise I would have tried it too.
Unless you were making heaps of something for a party or making something for a lot of people you wouldn’t need a whole head, but it’s great getting feed back, it gives everyone new ideas and may help others. 😀
lol I wonder if this would work like that. It’s one of the funnest kitchen hints that I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks so much. 🙂
I have to agree, it does bring a smile to your face. 😀
Wow – that’s ok if you need a whole head of garlic, but the most I ever use at any one time is 2-3 cloves. I cut off the root end then lay my knife over the clove one at a time and smash them – skin is off, it works a treat!
I would say you and Margie both have this down pat, slightly different procedure, but the same out come. 😀
My method is usually:
Go to supermarket
Buy a jar of garlic paste
However, it’s easy enough for a domestic cook to peel 2-3 cloves needed … I suspect you’d only use this much if catering for a large number.
PS: Best to crush garlic between 2 spoons … much easier to clean than a garlic crusher!
Good method. 😀
Between 2 spoons sounds great. I love the different garlic ideas that people have, I’m going to try them all out myself, they all sound easy, with not much mess. 🙂
I pretend to like Garlic, but I’d use two or three cloves off a bulb before it withers… why would anyone (other than a restaurant) want that much Garlic at one time…Whew!
That’s right usually just for normal cooking at home you wouldn’t need that much, unless you were doing a heap of something or other to freeze or for a party etc. But he does the garlic thing well, and so quick, I was just amazed. 🙂
Ohhhhhh Myyyyyy Goooooosh!
I wish I’d learned this trip about three decades ago — it would have saved me countless hours in the kitchen!
thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU for sharing it here!
He is very good the way it just all comes together for him.
Wow! What a trick. Thanks, Mags!
Something a bit different, glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Wow that is unbelievable! Unbelievable. I’m glad that EOS tried it for us because I don’t have two stainless steel bowls of the same size to try it. Wow! I like Saveur magazine but have never seen their videos. Thanks Mags
I have never read their magazine I must have a look one day, he obviously is a very famous chief. Glad you enjoyed their video.
I rarely use more than one or two cloves, but it was still fun to watch. And he’s right: peeling garlic is a pain. Thanks, Mags!
Glad you enjoyed the video. 🙂
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