How to Peel and Chop Garlic | Kitchen Daily

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hi I'm chef Brandon swallow from the

Culinary Institute of America and I'm

going to show you this kitchen basic how

to work with garlic this is a head of

garlic is what you're looking at right

here so to break the cloves out of the

head what I actually do is I use the

weight of the hand and I heat put the

heel of the hand onto the actual clove

and just lean on and as you lean on it

break that bulb up and you see that all

these little individual pieces just kind

of pop out and now you have what's known

as the cloves now that's your next

challenge I'm going to use the larger

knife I'm going to place it on top of

that actual clove make sure that your

knife is not angled up meaning the blade

towards you I always do the blade away

and always point it down I'm going to

use the heel of this hand that I'm going

to give it a firm little tap with that

little tap what happens is that cracks

that outer skin of the clove you notice

that the ends already broken off the

clove and you'll see that it kind of it

kind of opens the husk of it and then I

can easily pull the clove outside of the

husk and that root that holds it and now

I have a fresh clove of garlic here we

go I start at the edge and I want to

actually slice as find vertical slices

as I can by not going through the actual

root of the garlic then I turn the

garlic horizontally and I make a slice

down the center not going through the

root keeping it intact I'm now going

back with my horizontal slices and I

have minced garlic now pretty simple

pretty fast and the last thing that I'm

going to speak to you about garlic is

the smell on your hands number one I

know people that take the sea salt or

kosher salt and use salt rub it from

your hands as a stringent it does remove

it there's another one you could go to a

stainless steel spoon you actually wash

your hands and then rub them all over a

stainless steel product it does help

remove the smell of the garlic for more

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