Woman’s garlic peeling hack goes viral – now people regret all the time they wasted doing it wrong


Unless you’re a vampire, there’s a good chance you’ll be a fan of garlic.

Granted, there are a minority who don’t like it, but it’s long-since earned its status as a staple in almost every kitchen in the world. Why? Well, both because it can be used in so many different dishes and – and I say this without any bias whatsoever – it tastes amazing.

Of course, anyone who’s ever had to peel a garlic will know that it’s an unenviable task. It’s fiddly and annoying at the best of times, and can even be enough to put people off going through the effort to include it in their dish.

But what if I told you you’ve (probably) been trying to peel your garlic wrong all of your life? One Twitter user’s video is now going viral because she proves exactly that. What’s more, she shows how you can easily and efficiently peel the clove out of its skin with nothing but a knife and a little simple handiwork.

Twitter / Valentina Pestilene

The following hack, being hailed as genius across the internet, comes courtesy of Twitter user Valentina Pestilene. I’ll warn you beforehand that it may well drive you crazy with its simplicity, but once over your fury you’ll be left with a trick you can use forevermore.

A knife is inserted into the bulb, and with a simple twist the clove is both separated and pulled from its skin.

Valentina accompanied her video with the caption: “As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!”

Sounds too simple to be true? You got that right.

Makes you wonder why you never tried that? Yep, you got that right.

Has you wanting to try out this technique yourself? You’re not the only one.

Twitter / Valentina Pestilene

In fact, following Valentina’s video – which picked up significant traction on Twitter – a whole host of people, from chefs to students, tried it out. Turns out, it appears to literally be as easy as Valentina makes it look.

Have a watch for yourself in the video below. We’re sure it takes some amount of practise before you’re as proficient as the person in the clip, but … you get the idea.

What’s more, there’s some pretty entertaining feedback:

What are you waiting for? Grab your knife, grab your garlic and give it a try!

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