I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the smell and taste and pretty much everything about fresh garlic.
I know there are many products out there that make using garlic easy, but to me, there’s something about peeling it and using it fresh that makes my recipes pop.
I will admit, though, that it really gets on my nerves and sometimes it feels like a waste of time. You may know this trick–but for those that don’t, this saves me TONS of time prepping!
If you are peeling 3 or more garlic cloves, I think this is the easiest way to do it–
Put your garlic cloves in the center of a kitchen towel.
Wrap the towel up and hold in the center.
Here’s the fun part! Beat (yes, beat!) the towel on the counter for about 5-10 seconds. Don’t be afraid to be strong here. This is totally therapeutic for me 🙂
Then, unwrap the towel, and VOILA! Your garlic is peeled!!
If I am using 2 or less garlic cloves, I just use this simple trick:
Using the side of a knife, press down on the garlic clove until the peel loosens and comes off easily!
I hope this helps your cooking/prep time in the kitchen, AND helps become therapy like it does for me 🙂
Have a blessed Tuesday!