How to peel garlic easily


How should I approach peeling a clove of garlic to get the skin off most quickly? Is it different if I'm doing a bulb whole?

Best Answer

Even with a whole bulb, break it into cloves.

Put clove(s) on a cutting board. I usually cut off the root end of each clove. Lay a large chef's knife flat on the clove, then smack the knife to crush the clove. This breaks the skin of the clove and makes it much easier to peel.