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Quick Tips to Peel Garlic Easily

peeling garlic — peeling garlic tips — peeling garlic cloves

If you are like me, you certainly don’t like the smell of garlic on your fingers after having to peel a bunch of garlic cloves. Moreover, I find it very frustrating having to fight against these little sticky skins that put themselves under my nails!

So how what is the best way to peel garlic?

Beside the famous garlic peeler we talked about a few weeks ago, here’s a very simple trick if you have a larger quantity of garlic to peel. Indeed, peeling 10 to 20 cloves of garlic is not easy, even with the appropriate garlic peeler. So here we go:

How to peel garlic easily

Bring some water to the boil.

Detach cloves of garlic from the head.

peeling garlic tips

Turn the fire off and soak the garlic cloves.

Let the garlic soak in hot water until you can easily remove skin with fingers. For a small quantity, you’ll need 3 to 4 minutes.

How to Peel Garlic Cloves Easily

Drain garlic cloves then peel them easily with a paring knife as usual.

how to peel garlic


Cut cloves lengthways and remove the germ if necessary — it’s better for digestion — .
And there it is!

So what do you think of this tip for peeling garlic cloves?

Mar 10, 2012
Veronica Brandy
N.Y. Editor
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