Saturday, April 28, 2012


For those who don't know, the Mister served a two-year church mission in Haiti.  He's been working on his Haitian cooking skills as of late and is getting quite good at it if I might say so myself.  A friend from Haiti was kind enough to teach us how to make a Haitian spice blend last night, but in preparation for our little class, we had to peel around 20 bulbs (not cloves, bulbs) of garlic.  That's a lot of garlic folks.  The Mister and Little Miss M were peeling each individual clove by hand and it was taking FOREVER.  The Mister had me google quicker ways to peel garlic and what I discovered will blow your mind!  Unless you've already discovered it yourself...  Be prepared to be amazed!

How to Peel Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds

Place entire garlic bulb on counter, root end facing down.

Smash bulb with palm of hand to break up into separate cloves.

Place cloves and peels in large kitchen bowl.  Please note that those are the Mister's ginormous hands, not mine.

Place another kitchen bowl on top, with rims touching.

And shake the dickens out of it for about 10 seconds.  Remove top bowl.

See all the beautiful cloves peeled?!  Quite amazing if you ask me!

We're quite proud of this discovery. 

1 comment:

  1. You're right, that is awesome to know. I had no idea!