Step 1: Gather What You'll Need
You will need:
~A Container to store the peeled cloves
and the secret to this instructable
~2 bowls that fit (or almost fit) inside each other
Now if you happen to have some children nearby, you can "volunteer" them for clean up later. :)
Step 2: Let's Start Peeling
2) Place a bulb of garlic inside one of the bowls. Don't worry about crushing it or getting the skins off, that will come later.
(see picture 1)
3) Place the the empty bowl on top of the not empty bowl to create a dome.
(see picture 2)
4) Grab the sides or tops of both bowls to hold them together, or however so that they don't fall apart during the next step.
5) SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE... vigorously for about 10 seconds. Up and down, side to side, and all around. Get some exercise.
(sorry no picture)
Step 3: TA-DA Peeled Garlic
If there is a lot of garlic with peels still on them put your bowls together and give them a few more vigorous shakes.
Check to see if the cloves have that gross inedible hard bit on the end. If they do use your fingernail or a pairing knife to pluck it off.
If there still a few cloves with peels still on them, rub them in your hands/fingers to get the little bit of peel off.
Step 4: Enjoy Your Garlic!
I was able to peel a 7 cup container in about 30 minutes with a few distractions. I got a little exercise in the process and now I have a bunch of garlic for later.
Now you can freeze your garlic, make 5 batches of 40 garlic clove chicken, or cut them all up and dehydrate them like I will.
Enjoy your Garlic!
Also, this is the time when you "volunteer" your children to clean up the peels that got loose and wash the bowls.
Tip: If you only have a few bulbs, an EZ Peel tube (it looks like a rubber cannoli) does a decent job and you don't make dishes for later. You put an unpeeled garlic clove inside of it and roll it back and forth. The peel should come off. (see Picture 2).