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Peeling garlic takes time and effort. As evolving human beings, a lot of hacks are tried and tested to see which one works best. Tasty on YouTube shares with us 4 easy ways to peel garlic. Check out the best way to peel at the end.
What you need:
Hack #1: MICROWAVING
Place one garlic clove in the microwave and let it heat for about 20 seconds.
Open the microwave and let the garlic cool before handling.
Transfer the garlic to the counter and peel off all the skin.
Pros: It is a little quicker to peel and there is no extra mess.
Cons: Microwaving steams or cooks the garlic and is not much quicker than just peeling it.
Hack #2: SOAKING
Remove the primary skin of the garlic and separate each clove.
Place them in a bowl and soak them with hot water.
Let it soak for 10 minutes.
Then, whisk to loosen the peels.
Quickly peel the skins off.
Pros: Garlic is not as sticky, and the cloves stay intact. Plus, you can work while you wait as the garlic soaks.
Cons: Garlic skins are flimsy and are difficult to work with, and it takes a longer waiting time.
Hack #3: SHAKING
Place the garlic in a bowl and cover it with another.
Shake it for 20 seconds to peel off the whole bud.
Pros: Effective, and most peels come off on their own.
Cons: It may take more than 20 seconds to produce a loud sound.
It takes a lot of effort and takes longer than just peeling it.
Hack #4: CRUSHING
Place the garlic right side up on the counter and crush it with a knife.
Peel off the buds and crush each one before peeling.
Pros: The peeling process is simple and doesn’t require much effort.
Cons: Used knives and cloves don’t maintain their shape.