3 ways to peel garlic

Make your bulbs behave! Here are some easy techniques for getting the most out of your garlic.

Garlic is an essential ingredient in most savory dishes, but it’s a must-have when it comes to Mediterranean fare. Here are three separate ways to prepare garlic.

Garlic Peeling Recipe



  • Fresh garlic bulbs
  • 1 mason jar
  • 1 large chef's knife


    Remove a clove of garlic from the bulb. Trim off the root. Place the clove under a large chef's knife, with the blade facing away from you. Press down using the palm of your hand until you hear or feel a crack.
    Peel away the outer layer and use as directed by the recipe.
    Take a garlic bulb and remove as many cloves as you need. Add them to a mason jar and screw on the cap. Shake the jar for 10 seconds or so. The skins will break away.
    Remove the peeled garlic from the jar and trim off the root, then use as directed.
    Place a bulb of garlic in the microwave and nuke it for about 20 seconds. Remove from the microwave and let cool about the same amount of time. Remove cloves from the bulb and peel them. Trim off the root.
    Then use the garlic as directed by the recipe.

Topics in this recipe