How to Peel, Slice, and Chop Garlic
Learn the best hacks and tips to prepping an essential base ingredient: garlic!
Garlic is a pantry staple that is used as a base aromatic for many dishes. Here's a guide on how to prep it from peeling, to slicing, to chopping! We have a hack for peeling garlic in large batches, and a simple trick to keep garlic from sticking to your knife.
How to peel a garlic clove:
With a paring knife, slice off the two end of the garlic clove.
Carefully peel off the skin.
How to peel a large amount of garlic:
Smash one bulb (or more) of garlic.
Place garlic cloves in a bowl (stainless steel works well), and top with another bowl.
Shake vigorously for a few seconds.
4 Pick out the peeled garlic and discard the skin.
How to slice garlic:
With a chef's knife, run the tip of your knife through the garlic.
Remember to keep the tip of the knife on the board.
How to chop garlic:
Smash a garlic clove with the flat body of your knife.
Slice through horizontally once, keeping one end intact.
Slice through vertically, keeping one end intact.
Flip the garlic clove perpendicularly and slice through vertically.
For a fine mince, run your knife through the garlic several times
Tip: Add a pinch of salt to avoid garlic from sticking to your knife.