Kitchen Hack: Peeling Garlic

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Peeling Garlic Kitchen Hack is one kitchen shortcut you need! I love garlic and you will find it in many of my recipes. I use so much garlic and use it so many ways. I have always struggled with the peels, but not anymore.  With this kitchen tip in your cooking toolbox, it will save you so much time and frustration.


Have you been peeling garlic the wrong way? I am going to share many different ways to peel it and then my favorite way. We also have an easy way to Peel Ginger too!

It is going to make life so much easier!


With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Kitchen Hack: How to Peel Garlic

Donna Elick
Having a simple kitchen is a lot easier than you would think. I keep my pantry stocked with staples and things I may need in a pinch. But, even being well prepared there are those days when kitchen shortcuts are a meal saver.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 1 garlic clove


  • Simply place a garlic clove on a microwave safe dish and microwave it for 7 seconds. The skins will just about fall off in the microwave.
  • Then, simply press on the end of the garlic clove and the skin will pop right off. Done.
  • You can do an entire head of garlic in about 20-25 seconds.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 4cal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 0.03g | Fiber: 0.1g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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    1. I use that method too Colleen, however when I need a whole clove this trick works great! Thanks for commenting.

  1. Hi!, really loved this kitchen hack. I didn't know how to correctly peel garlic until I read your post. Thank you so much.

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