Your recipe calls for garlic? Peeled? Do you have any stored and ready to go? Come on, you don’t love to peel garlic? After this little food hack you have no excuse. I saw this one a few months ago. After trying it I now have too much peeled garlic. If you know me, that’s nearly impossible as garlic goes into EVERYTHING I eat. Hell I’ll put it in ice cream. Hmmm, maybe not. Anyway, I love this hack so much I had my son video me showing you how easy it is. You can do this in a ton of ways. Put two bowls together and shake the bulb in the bowls. Make sure you store the garlic in the fridge afterwards. In a closed container. The shaking gets them a little excited and the yummy smell comes out some.
By the way, when you are ready to use garlic, think ahead. Give it a whack (crush it) and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before using in your favorite recipe. “…a 2001 study in the Journal of Nutrition showed that heating garlic in the microwave for 60 seconds or in the oven for 45 minutes seemed to affect garlic’s ability to protect against a carcinogen in rats; however, letting the garlic “stand” for 10 minutes before heating it up in the microwave seemed to help retain some of its anti-cancer effects. Another study, published in 2007 in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, showed that heating uncrushed garlic for six minutes suppressed its ability to inhibit platelet aggregation.” (secondary source: Ask Healthy Living)