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:
1 With a paring knife, slice off the two end of the garlic clove.
2 Carefully peel off the skin.
How to peel a large amount of garlic:
1 Smash one bulb (or more) of garlic.
2 Place garlic cloves in a bowl (stainless steel works well), and top with another bowl.
3 Shake vigorously for a few seconds.
4 Pick out the peeled garlic and discard the skin.
How to slice garlic:
1 With a chef’s knife, run the tip of your knife through the garlic.
2 Remember to keep the tip of the knife on the board.
How to chop garlic:
1 Smash a garlic clove with the flat body of your knife.
2 Chop through.
1 Slice through horizontally once, keeping one end intact.
2 Slice through vertically, keeping one end intact.
3 Flip the garlic clove perpendicularly and slice through vertically.
4 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.