Video: How To Peel A Head Of Garlic In Less Than Ten Seconds

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Even those of you who can’t cook for shit have probably had to peel a clove of garlic at one point or another and hence know it’s annoying. It takes forever, it’s messy, and it makes your masturbating hand smell like pizza. And who wants to make love to a pizza? Not I.

In this video from, Saveur Executive Food Editor Todd Coleman shows us domestic try-hards how to peel a whole head of garlic in less than ten seconds and it’s pretty damn cool. I mean, I’m not quite sure I believe him, and I don’t have a head of garlic on which to try it out, but it’s cool. You should try it. Impress your friends. And then close the door and masturbate to your heart’s content, because your hand just smells like a hand and you feel like celebrating.

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    • jill

      So, has anyone tried this?

    • cassie

      what?! how does that even work?!

    • K

      I always press the individual cloves with the side of my knife and the peel comes right off. I imagine any sort of pressure would do the trick, whether it’s the side of the knife or the side of the bowl.

    • Jeri

      I tried it & it works! I think he’s a doll, too.