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How to Peel Garlic Fast

Learn how to peel garlic quickly with this easy hack. All you need is a large bowl and plate or a big mason jar and to peel an entire clove of garlic easily
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 garlic head


  • Using the palm of your hand, push down on the garlic bulb to separate the cloves from the root.
  • Place the unpeeled garlic cloves in a large bowl or sealable hard-sided container. You want it to be much larger than the garlic.
  • Place another bowl upside down on top of the first. You can also use a plate or a lid. Hold the two bowls together tightly and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds.
  • Discard all the garlic peel and remove any that might still be attached. They should come off very easily.



Storage: Store any peeled garlic cloves, whether sliced, minced or crushed in a small airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-10 days.
Photo Credit: Erin Jensen


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg