There are few things more frustrating and time-consuming than trying to prep fresh garlic.
Peeling off each layer can take forever and gets messy incredibly fast. If you’ve avoided using fresh garlic in your recipes just because you don’t want to deal with this frustrating process, you’ll be happy to know there’s a trick that can make your cooking much easier.
This 30-second YouTube video shows that throwing a head of garlic in a mason jar, screwing on the top and giving a fierce shaking will cause its cloves to fall apart in no time. The key to success is using a powerful shake to really drive the piece of garlic apart. Once your done, you’re left with perfectly separated layers ready to be chopped or grated for whatever delicious dish you might be cooking up.
It’s a seriously brilliant trick that definitely beats throwing the clove as hard as you can at the nearest hard surface in your kitchen (yes, I’ve actually done that). The next time you need some fresh garlic, just grab the closest mason jar and give it a try for yourself!