Garlic is our actual all-time favorite ingredient. Just think about it...what transforms and flavors almost any type of cuisine you can imagine? Obviously, the answer is delicious fresh garlic cloves. The only bummer? Dealing with that garlicky smell on our hands after cooking. It just won't come off! Enter our newest kitchen hack, guaranteed to improve life for our hardworking home chefs. Read on for the ultimate game-changing garlic tip, the winner's version of how to peel garlic!
Now that you've assembled the necessary items, prepare to have your mind blown with our best way to peel garlic.
Place your full, unpeeled head of garlic into a clean glass jar. Fasten with lid.
Using your hands, vigorously shake the jar until you begin to see the garlic skin separating from the cloves. Optionally remove the outer skin at this time.
Next, keep shaking the jar until most of the peel has been removed from the pretty little cloves. Empty the mixture into a small bowl.
Using a fork, carefully remove the garlic skins and leave the newly peeled cloves. Optionally rinse with water to remove any stubborn peel residue. Be sure to only rinse the cloves you are going to use immediately.
Now you can get to cooking, without smelling like garlic for the next two days. We call that a win-win!
Since you've mastered our great new garlic hack, there's just a few other pointers we'd like to share.