How to Peel a Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds

By SAVEUR Editors

Published on September 26, 2011

Executive Food Editor Todd Coleman shows us an amazing trick for peeling an entire head of garlic in less than 10 seconds — no acrid fingernails, no knife required.

What you'll need

• 2 deep bowls of equal size, made of a hard material like metal or Pyrex
• A dry (not fresh) head of garlic

How it works

Smash the head of garlic with the heel of your hand. Sweep the cloves into one bowl, and invert the second bowl over the top of the first bowl. Hold the bowls together where the rims meet and shake the dickens out of it for 10-20 seconds, until the garlic cloves have been released from their skins.


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