How To: Peel and Slice Garlic
What You Need
Follow These Four Easy Steps
Peel away loose, papery skins 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. Store any cloves you’re not using.
Use a paring knife to cut the end off each clove and to peel away the skin. You can also use an easy-roll garlic peeler: Simply place the clove in the center and gently roll back and forth. The clove will come out all peeled.
Using a chef’s knife or paring knife, slice the garlic. As you near the end, turn the clove on its flat side for a more secure grip.