It is so simple that people are surprised that cultures where garlic is a mainstay in their food did not invent it before.
Whether you're a novice, amateur or a professional cook, this is one hack everyone needs to know about. It looks easy and fast, but you would know that only once you try it. You might already have your own way of peeling garlic that you're comfortable with, but unless you try this new one, about which everyone is going gaga, you don't know what you're missing.
Generally, peeling garlic is a chore that those who cook just tolerate because of how good it makes our food taste. Professional chefs and moms have probably dreamed up a million other things they could be doing with the saved time. There are many methods of peeling garlic that are already popular like smashing cloves with a knife and peel them individually, the shaking method, or using a garlic press. This new trick is something many people did not know about before if the reactions to it are anything to go by.
A Twitter user @VPestilenZ recently posted a video about their method of peeling garlic cloves. “As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!” the person who posted the video wrote.
As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!— 𝖛𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖆 ✣ 𝖑𝖔𝖗𝖉 🌑 (@VPestilenZ) June 17, 2019
The person seems like an expert given how fast they go about the business. With one garlic in their hand and a knife in the other, they insert the pointed side like a stab and pull. The cover breaks open with little effort and the garlic clove comes out easily freed from the head.
If you're not successful immediately, keep trying because practice could totally make you perfect at this. The video has been liked more than 440,000 times and retweeted more than 145,000 times.
Some of the reactions to the video have been nothing short of shock and wonderment. "This is life changing!!" one person said. One of the most famous active celebrities on Twitter, who also has a cookbook of her own, Chrissy Teigen's reaction, however, summarized how everyone felt about it.
There were others who said, "Not sure how I never knew about this. I lament when I consider how much more garlic I could have used during all these years had I only known of this technique."
While another person tried the technique and gave his review, "oh boy it's real. I got it pretty quickly although not nearly as fast as you are," he said. Some people were having trouble figuring out what kind of tool was used to peel the cloves so quickly and after some back and forth, they came to the answer: paring knife.
Garlic is a mainstay of many food cultures and will ease life for millions of home cooks as well as professional ones. And, some people showed disappointment in their entire ancestry over this.
I grew up in my mom's Vietnamese restaurant peeling endless amounts of garlic. WTH?! Why did I never know this?!— Squinn17 (@Squinn171) June 17, 2019
There were many more funny responses that peppered the entire conversation that got intense in bits and pieces as well.
Years of collaboration between DARPA and Ivy League institutions has led the human race worldwide to gain this knowledge. Bless.— Pemerhati Umum (@Mikrolet) June 17, 2019
Another person used the most popular celebrity of the moment, Keanu Reeves, to show his emotions about the technique.
One person talked about the shaking method, saying, "There’s a trick where you put the cloves in a glass jar and shake it but being from the south and cooking soul food, we work harder, not smarter, use your heart not your brain."
Whatever trick you use to peel garlic, it is a fixture in most kitchens and can't be ignored even if it is smelly to remove.