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Old 01-28-2011, 09:58 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by cmarchibald View Post
There's only two of us, too, but the way we use garlic it wouldn't last a week!

That said I'm totally addicted to fresh garlic and don't mind the extra prep, even when I have to make a lot of it. Actually I stumbled upon a little tool in the store one day that cut my garlic prep time by 90%....it's brilliant. It's a little handheld garlic mincer that came with a "garlic peeler" that works astonishingly well....it's just a tube of rubber, you stick the clove in the tube, roll it on the counter top a few times and the paper falls right off. Unreal. If you use garlic even half as much as we do you guys should look for this:

Garlic Pro Dicer and Peeler Set review at Kaboodle

There are many similarly designed ones but they have plastic "teeth" instead of the steel blades that this one has (this is the same type I stumbled upon in the store). I've never used the plastic kind but I can't imagine it works nearly as well as the blades do. Even with the stainless blades I sometimes have trouble turning it, garlic can be tough!

That peeler really does work, though!
Thanks, Cory...I wishbooked it at Amazon. I really don't mind the prep, but I usually have to set up in the living room...not enough counter space! We love 40clove-chicken.

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Old 01-28-2011, 11:44 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Mimizkitchen
I'm talking about the whole peeled kind you find in the produce section... I bought this today, as I needed a lot of garlic for what I was cooking, and have never used it before... Does anybody use it, and what are your professional opinions about it... Good, bad, so so in a pinch...
Wait- so it's in a jar and not in liquid? Interesting... I would think it would be about the same as fresh, since it isn't cooked at all like the minced stuff in the water and phosphoric acid. I don't really think peeling garlic is hard, but I suppose if you need a lot it would get annoying after awhile. Have you used it yet? What did you think? How well did it keep?

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Old 01-29-2011, 08:19 AM   #33
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Yes Skittle I used it and loved it, it was such a time saver... I don't mind peeling garlic but I was having a cooking day and needed alot, so it worked out really well... And no it's not in liquid, just peeled garlic in a plastic jar found in the produce aisle, it's by spice world...

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