Garlic meets the microwave - quickly peeling or roasting a head of garlic

Peeling garlic

Here's a quick tip from Chow for a Monday morning. Heat a head of garlic in a microwave for about 20 seconds and the cloves will slide right out of their skins  - no mess and no sticky problem. This video demonstrates.

And while we're on the subject of microwaving garlic, check out the Kitchn's tip for roasting garlic in a microwave. Here are the complete instructions.

Finally, here's a blog from last year, Are garlic presses evil?, which will help you mince that nicely peeled garlic.

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