Whole heads of garlic spilling out of a woven basket
The Chef-Approved Hack To Peel A Whole Head Of Garlic In Seconds

Peeling a clove of garlic is notoriously laborious. Thankfully, you can peel a full head of garlic in one go with a jar with a lid.

Simply use a sharp knife to cut a thin slice off the top and bottom of the bulb, place it in a jar, and shake it vigorously for about 20 seconds.

The skin should slide off, leaving you with neat cloves ready for cooking. Sometimes, you can just place the whole head in the jar and shake it away.

A different approach involves separating the garlic so the cloves go into the jar separately. Give the jar two shaking sessions: first, with the whole head of garlic, to remove the outer layer.

Put the cloves back in the jar and shake until the skin is removed. Whichever way you try it, garlic peeled in a jar retains its flavor and surpasses that of jarred garlic.