Ainsley studied the garlic , not sure what to do. She picked at the thin covering. That paper stuff was really stuck on. From Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy? by Abigail Sharpe (Did we mention? Lis’Anne and I are both romance writers.)
Whenever I used garlic cloves in a recipe, I would cut off the tips and peel the skin off by hand. It was tough to grab the paper-thin covering and it took an annoyingly long amount of time.
Fast forward to Rachael Ray. During one of her 30-Minute Meals shows, she lay a clove of garlic on her cutting board and whapped it with a knife.
Peeling a Garlic Clove
Separate the clove from the rest of the bunch. I probably wouldn’t whap more than two at a time, but I suppose you could if you wanted.
Place the garlic on the cutting board.
Lay the flat part of your knife blade on the garlic.
Give the blade a good whap with the palm of your hand.
Pick up the clove and separate it from the skin. Done.
Did you know this? When did you learn it?