There’s no denying the allure of a home-cooked meal, but it’s an unfortunate fact that many tasty things can be troublesome to work with.
Case in point, garlic. Delicious and healthy to eat, but it leaves an unpleasant smell on your hands if you handle it – and nobody wants garlicky hands.
Thankfully, Dave Hax is here to save the day. He’s got a little trick that peels garlic with minimal contact. It also looks like a bunch of fun.
The secret is simple: drop the bulb into a glass jar and close the lid. Then, just get to shaking. It turns out the peel just falls right off, and shaking a jar seems way more pleasant than picking straggling bits of peel off of the cloves.
How to Peel Garlic Easily
If you do end up getting garlic all over your hands, don’t worry – there’s an equally simple way to get rid of the smell. Just rub the odorous areas against stainless steel. The sulfur molecules in the garlic will be attracted to the steel, leaving your hands smelling like they normally do.
You can do this with a sink or any stainless steel cooking appliance or tool. If you really want to go all out, you can even find bars of stainless steel sold exactly for this purpose. Isn’t science a wonderful thing?