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Tip: Peeling Garlic - Crush It!


This was part of my Carnitas - Mexican Pulled Pork post, but you can use garlic in lots of recipes, so I thought it merited its own post.


It's easy. We are good at this!


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I think I've seen this on multiple shows on the Food Network -- well, the version of the tip using the side of a knife. After you pull a clove of garlic from the "knob", to peel it easily, just crush with it something and the skin will fall off easily. Crushing it also helps to release the oils giving your food more flavor. I used a water bottle, but you can use a cup.


If you are fancy or want to look like you know what you are doing, you can use the side of a knife. :) (Put the side of a large knife on the clove of garlic and apply pressure. It's different than with a water bottle or cup where you just keep hitting it to crush it. :) )




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