Chopping garlic can be annoying, especially the little skins of cloves and the smell. The pesky peels of the garlic can stink up to your fingers, and it can get really tough to get rid of the smell. Why not find an easy way to get those skins off? Whether you want to peel the entire clove or get it chopped into pieces, there are multiple ways to peeling garlic. These hacks work like a charm and will ease the process. Find below-listed hacks to peel garlic more easily: Use these hacks every time you want to reap all the health benefits of garlic.
1. Peeling garlic with a knife
An entire bunch of garlic is made up of different cloves. Cloves is a small, wedged shape piece that makes the entire “head” of garlic.
- Simply pull out one cluster of clove with your fingers and cut away the paperwhite skin to make it easier.
- Once you peel off the white skin, you might find a hard, brown “top” on the clove. Remove this brown coating with your kitchen knife. This will aid in peeling the garlic; you might not find this extra coating in some cloves.
- If it’ ‘s painstaking to remove the brown coating, the simple hack is to cut the clove in half. This will make it easy to remove the skin.
- Keep the piece of clove on your chopping board. Keep the flat side down and so that the part of the clove in the center faces away from you.
- Take your kitchen knife, place the flat side of the knife on the clove and peel it down firmly. You’ll hear a light noise. Remove the blade to see if the skin detached from the clove. Yes, it might be challenging to understand the intensity of pressure you need to apply, but eventually, when you lift the knife, you see the peel off the cloves is removed and stick to the knife.
A knife is an important tool that will make it easy to detach the peel of garlic. Once you remove the peel, you can cut the clove into small pieces or mash it accordingly.
2. Peeling garlic with water
- Before you proceed with the step, get rid of the skin that can be easily peeled off. Now take a bowl of water and place the clove in this water and let them rest. Once you rest the garlic in water for 5 mins, you see the top white skin shedding from the garlic.
- Put the cloves in a covered or watertight container. The garlic skin will loosen after you let it soak for a few minutes; you can shake the container to allow the skin to shed the garlic and immerse it in water.
- If you find some skin still there now, you can easily remove it with the hands. Pinch off the skin with your fingers, and cut the ends off if there are any tricky bits still stuck on the clove.
3. Peeling garlic with microwave
Before moving ahead with this hack of peeling garlic, remember you don’t microwave the entire garlic as it will reduce the life span for later. Hence only microwave the cloves that you want to use at the moment.
Keep the garlic cloves on a microwave plate and heat it for 5-10 seconds. You’ll notice that the garlic has to start losing the skin. Now cut both ends of the garlic clove with a knife, and it will become easy to peel off the skin.
4. Peeling garlic by shaking
- Take a one stainless steel bowl. Before you proceed, remove the while skin on the top with your hands.
- Place the garlic clove in the stainless bowl and cover it with another stainless steel bowl. Place the bowl together in a manner that both ends meet. This should appear like a sealed bowl.
- Hold the edge of both the bowls and shake. Shake it vigorously so that the garlic clang with the bowl for 1-2 minutes.
- Now open the bowl, and you will find the skin of the clove floating on the water. Remove the hard bottom skin of the clove and throw it in the trash.
- If you still find thinner skin attached to the garlic clove, peel off with the hand. You can even keep the individual clove in the water and let it shed the skin. However, the majority of this skin will get rid of while shaking both the bowls.
5. Peeling garlic with Mallet
- Take the cloves you want to peel off and place them on a cutting board. Keep the cloves under the dry cloth; it will protect the cloves from flying off the table when you hit them. Take a mallet and pound the garlic once or twice.
- This will crack the shell, making it easy to peel garlic. The process is a bit similar to using a knife blade to get rid of clove skin; instead, it is a more easy process, and you don’t have to learn the hack to use the knife blade.
- Remember, if you don’t want to smash the cloves, hit them lightly but to the extent that the shell is cracked and the skin gets off.
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