Peeling garlic is nothing but a pain. It gets under your fingernails, takes ages to pull the cloves apart, and can even sting.

Today we’re going to show you three quick and easy ways to peel garlic in just mere seconds.

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#1. The Soaking Method

Definitely a method for when you have time on your side: Soaking the cloves in warm water ahead of time.

This method is great because it allows you to do it in batches, rather than clove-by-clove, and it’s a clean and neat way of peeling.

And what’s more, after they’ve been soaked for a good 10 to 15 minutes, they cloves can be removed easily while still retaining their shape.

#2. The Smashing Method

Ok, so this might be the messiest way, but it’s the quickest by far.

Take a whole head of harlic and smash it underneath a large knife. Then separate each clove and smash those. You should then be able to easily separate those from the peels and then you’re good to go.

This will leave the peeled cloves a little bit smashed, and with a bit of mess across your kitchen surface, but nothing beats this for speed and efficiency.


#3. The Shaking Method

And now for the most fun way to peel your garlic. What’s also great about this way is that it keeps your hands clean, and saves your kitchen area from any garlic juice or skins lying around.

Throw your whole garlic head into a jar and just shake as hard as you can for several seconds.

There’ll be a bit of mess inside the jar once you’re done, but you should be able to then easily separate the individual cloves from the peels.

What’s your favorite way to peel garlic? Let us know in the comments below!

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