How to Peel Garlic Easily

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–

Step 1:

Put your garlic cloves in the center of a kitchen towel.


Step 2:

Wrap the towel up and hold in the center.


Step 3:

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!

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