Quick trick for peeling garlic

I find peeling garlic in the normal manner very tedious. I use this trick to speed it up.

Put your unpeeled garlic clove(s) in a microwave oven and heat for a few seconds. How long depends on how much garlic you have and how powerful your microwave is. I usually set it for 10 seconds.

The garlic gets hot and sort of pops its skin, making it easy to shuck off.

One Response to “Quick trick for peeling garlic”

  1. mike

    good tip! im pretty lazy, so i get the frozen garlic from trader joe’s in little cubes-makes it easy to deal with garlic.