How To Peel An Entire Head of Garlic in Seconds (With Video!)

How to peel an entire head of garlic in seconds! With a video! 

Peeling garlic is never a fun task.  It’s right up there with picking parsley or tournéing potatoes. Wait, it’s not that bad, but it’s definitely not fun.

Peeled Garlic Cloves

The skins end up sticking to everything in sight and it can leave your hands smelling like raw garlic for days.  Garlic is great, don’t get me wrong, but garlic hands are a different matter altogether.

What if I told you (in my best infomercial voice) that there is a really easy way to peel an entire head of garlic in seconds.  You’d probably think I was lying, but it’s true.  I can’t recall where I first heard of this method, but it is definitely one of the best kept secrets out there.

Hope this kitchen tip changes your life as much as it did mine!

How To Peel An Entire Head Of Garlic In Seconds:

  1. Using the palm of your hand, push down on the garlic bulb to separate the cloves from the root. Push aside any excess skin.
  2. Place the (unpeeled) cloves in a small bowl.
  3. Place another bowl (smaller or larger) upside-down on top of the first.  Hold the two bowls together tightly and shake like crazy.  Voila!

**Shaking time may vary, but shoot for 20-30 seconds.  Occasionally, there may be a clove or two that will have skin attached, but it should be very loose and come off extremely easily.

Chicken with forty cloves of garlic…here I come!