How To: Peel and Chop Garlic
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Follow These Five Easy Steps
Peel away as many of the skins as possible and discard.
If cloves are tight and can’t be easily pulled free, use the ball of your hand to press and roll the garlic against your cutting board to loosen the cloves.
Slice off the end of the clove, where it was attached to the bulb. Then place the clove beneath your chef’s knife and whack the knife with your other hand; this will loosen skin. Remove and discard any skins.
Start by slicing clove. For a fine chop, hold the tip of the knife with one hand and use the other to rock blade back and forth over your slices.
For garlic that’s almost pulverized, place clove into garlic press and press down until the whole clove comes through the
Tip: Finely chopped garlic releases more juices, which add flavor.