Garlic skins can be rough on hands, and many of you do not want its smell on your fingers. I am sure it is one of the most frustrating tasks for you. Moreover, garlic skins are too small for a traditional peeler. Fortunately, there are several ways to peel garlic quickly.
Here is the microwave trick!
Put the whole garlic clove in a microwave for 15-20 seconds. It will make its peeling much easier. The cloves skin practically slides.
But, how can it be explained scientifically?
The microwave heats the water in the garlic and causes rupture of the cells. The steam from the heat splits the bonds between the skin and the flesh. However, microwaving the garlic is similar to blanching it, which to some extent inactivates some enzymes. This garlic will be less strong than the non-microwaved garlic.
Still, when you try both, microwaved and non-microwaved garlic, you won’t notice a drastic change in the flavor or texture of the garlic. Microwave is a convenient piece of technology, and we shouldn’t be scared to use it.
This tip can be very useful when you prepare some recipe with many garlic cloves that need peeling.
In the video below you will find the perfect solution for one of the most frustrating kitchen tasks, garlic peeling. This is genius!