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Kids Can Peel Garlic a Whole New Way

A Mason jar (and a little music) are about to change your garlic-related life forever.

Yes, you just saw that: a magical new way to defeat those stubborn garlic peels! Kids will love this process, from crunching up the head of garlic to picking out the handiest Mason jar, then blowing the nearest mind with the result. You will love NOT peeling garlic for them.

This shake-up the kitchen routine is part of our You Did It! video series, a collaboration with our friends at Tillamook. Here’s the basic technique to teach kids:

1. One head of garlic is made up of many individual cloves. Using your hands, separate all the cloves from 1-2 heads of garlic. (They will have skins!)
2. Drop all the cloves into a Mason jar, with the skins still on.
3. Close the lid tightly and shake well for about 30 seconds. Look into the jar to see if the skins have started to come off the cloves. If they haven’t, shake for another 30 seconds. You might want some music for this!
4. Open the jar, and spill the garlic cloves out onto your surface. Have the skins come off the cloves?

You did it!

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