When purchasing garlic
it will be in a bulb containing several cloves. To remove the cloves from the bulb follow the instructions below.
- Breaking the bulb by removing the outer layer of the garlic. With stem pointed into work surface and bulb at a slight angle, press down and away with the heal of your hand.
- The bulb will break into individual "cloves".
- Separate the cloves and trim off the root end of the ones you are going to use. Peel skins as directed above.
- Store the remaining cloves (without root end trimmed) in a cool area out of the sun.