How To Peel An Entire Head of Garlic

After last week’s rollout of my new video tip series, I have a list about a mile long of all the video tips I can’t wait to share with you. In fact, I have a great, practical one to share with you next week that has been much requested about shaping dinner rolls…

…but today, in honor of my brother-in-law, Danny, I’m featuring the video tip he filmed for me and you (and it’s the same tip he sent to me months ago that inspired me to start a video tip series in the first place). It’s pretty awesome. In fact, after he shared this tip with me, I’ve used it ever since to peel garlic cloves, especially when I need an entire head of garlic peeled at once in mere minutes.

After you see it, I have a feeling you won’t be able to resist trying it for yourself. And since Danny is a goofball, enjoy the second half of the video (the entire video is only 2 minutes long) as a little entertainment for the day.

Remember that all of these great video tips are available to watch via the Mel’s Kitchen Cafe YouTube channel as well as on the Video Tips page. And don’t forget that you can submit your own video tip also! Now please, go forth and shake the heck out your garlic.

44 Responses to Video Tip: How to Peel An Entire Head of Garlic Quickly!

  1. Robyn says:

    I love you Mel!!! I have tried 4-5 recipes so far on your site and I am in LOVE with cooking again. Go BYU…love his apron:)

  2. Morgan says:

    I love this. But I LOVE his apron. =)

  3. wow this is so amazing.
    thank you!

  4. Leah says:

    So fun! Thanks for sharing. We love your blog thanks for all the hard work and amazing recipes! You are my go to blog for something tasty!

  5. Barb says:

    Mel…plz tell Danny & fam “way too cute”!!
    Lovin’ the tip, but who is going to vacuum those garlic skins flyin’ out o’ garlic bowls? 🙂

  6. Lesley says:

    Love the tip, as a Brit the English accent sounded more Australian especially in the second part! Love your blog

  7. Eliza says:

    Okay, Danny needs his own show. Loved it, let’s see some more from Danny.

  8. Heather says:

    Love this!! Thank you for sharing!! What a fun family. 🙂

  9. Anna says:

    So can you store the garlic pealed just as you would not pealed? Does it last as long or does it stink up your pantry if its already pealed?

    • Mel says:

      Anna – yes, you can store the peeled garlic cloves in the rerigerator for a few days but I always double bag them so they don’t make my whole fridge smell like garlic!

  10. Robin says:

    Very entertaining and useful too.

  11. rachel r says:

    Awesome! Great video and thanks for the tips! I’m so excited for these videos!

  12. Jan says:

    Love this tip.

  13. Tips in the kitchen are great!

  14. Lafayette says:

    I’ve seen this before, but I thought it could only be done with metal bowls? Does anyone know? I can’t see why it’d make a difference, but…maybe?

  15. Jennifer D. says:

    So funny!! Can’t wait to do this!

  16. Cindy says:

    I will try!!!!!

  17. coreen says:

    Wow brings me back to my byu days living on condo row. Used to hang out with danny and brian once in a while. He’s still making people laugh I see. Great tip I’ll have to try it.

  18. Camille says:

    I love this so much. I can’t wait to try it. I’m also going to start speaking in a English accent while cooking. Seems so much more fun!

  19. Tanya H. says:

    I found this tip on another blog a few years ago and it has served me well ever since. We eat so. much. garlic!

  20. Michelle says:

    I LOVE THIS! From here to eternity I’ll think of this video as I shake away 🙂 Just last night I spent, well, too much time peeling garlic off my sticky fingers. Yet again. No more though! Ha, can’t wait for the next family function, for the obvious reasons (hehe) Thanks again Mel, and to your adorable BIL, nieces and nephews too!

  21. Paula says:

    I saw this and had to go try it. Best tip ever! I love garlic and use it all of the time. Now I just need a recipe that calls for an entire head of garlic.

  22. Leigh Anne says:

    That’s amazing! Who knew?!?! Loved your BIL and his minions! Too funny 😉

  23. Stacy says:

    Thanks Danny and Mel!! I didn’t know this tip, and since I was thinking of making Pasta with Roasted Garlic sauce Friday night the tip came at the perfect time:)

  24. Wow! What a great tip! I would have never thought of that! And I love all the minions helping in the kitchen! ; )

  25. Debbie says:

    I can’t wait to try this tip! Thanks to you and your brother-in-law.

  26. Cammee says:

    Well who knew? Great tip and great entertainment!

  27. Stacey says:

    Love it! Think everyone should do their video tip in costume and with an English accent! Much more fun that way.

  28. Teresa R. says:

    I love this video! The kids are so cute and your brother in law did a wonderful job with the entire video. I already knew the tip, but I still watched the video twice and forwarded it to several people!

  29. Amy says:

    Loved it – all my kids were watching over my shoulder. We especially like the minions and the BYU apparel!

  30. Carolyn says:

    Well anything set to music, and done in slo-mo, is the greatest. So, thanks for making my day!

  31. Karen says:

    Fantastic! Love the kids, humor, and teaching tip. Have never tried that. Next you’ll need Mel’s cooking music section, starting with “Shake, shake, shake, shake it up!” Can’t get the tune out of my head!

  32. Bri says:

    Mel, this was hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

  33. Clarissa Meegan says:

    Who knew that all I needed was two bowls and some shaking to get that job done. Thanks Mel’s brother-in-law. LOVED this movie too. Your BIL should win dad of the year for that last part 🙂

  34. Love it! I’ve never heard of this technique. Can’t wait to try it since I use a lot of garlic in my everyday cooking. Thanks!

  35. Kim in MD says:

    This video and tip is awesome! I hate peeling garlic so much that I pay more for peeled garlic. I can’t wait to try this tip. Your best BIL in the whole wide world, Danny, is so funny! I loved the minions helping at the end! Too cute! Keep the video tutorials coming, Mel. They are really great!

  36. Jeanne says:

    What a great tip! Thanks! Love the video.

  37. Soonhee says:

    That is a brilliant tip! Love the BYU apron and shirt too. Thank you for sharing!

  38. Sheila says:

    Oops, I watched it the third time without working on tonight’s supper. Please disregard the comment about cutting and separating the cloves. 🙁

  39. Sheila says:

    Wow! It runs in both sides of the family — humor and fun! Who knew you could make such quick work of peeling garlic. I watched the video twice (because it was so well done and funny) and I’m assuming you first cut the bottom and top of the head of garlic and separate the cloves before you place them in the bowl. Love this series and your fun, educational, humorous, deliciious food blog with adorable children scattered throughout. When I try this, I might add an areobics workout moving my legs also to burn a few extra Mel recipe dessert calories so I can make some more of your dessert recipes. 🙂

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