The Easiest Way To Peel Garlic
source: Quinn Dombrowski
I use a lot of garlic. My favorite recipe calls for an entire head of garlic per person.
Therefore, when I came across an easy way to peel garlic I was thrilled.
The tip came from the book Brilliant by David Joachim. According to Brilliant, all you need to do is microwave one head of garlic for 60 seconds at the highest setting. The skins will practically come off by themselves.
I have tried this method many times since reading this wonderful tip and it really does work. However, the tip also works (at least in my microwave) if you only heat the garlic for 30 or 40 seconds. I prefer this adjustment, as the garlic doesn’t come out as “cooked” and still works very well for sauteing.
Try both times and see which works best for you.