This viral video was originally shared on TikTok and this 12-second clip was shared by user @xwowduck, and it has been viewed over 1.5 million times. The user credited the simple trick to his Asian mum-in-law, as he said in the video that she was the one who taught it to him.
According to the video, all you need to do is, take a full-sized garlic pod, and then cutting it horizontally with the peel intact. This split the garlic into two flat halves, with each individual clove cut into half as well. In the video, the user turned both the halves inwards to face the chopping board with the peel facing the top side. And with the flat side of the knife, he smashed both the halves together which removed the entire peel.
Isn’t it simple and super easy?
When the video was shared on Twitter, it left users surprised and the thread saw a lot of appreciation. Take a look at some reactions:
It works SOMETIMES. Depending on the garlic cloves, really. If they’re too fresh, they juice and break apart and you end up with a partial puree with the skin still stuck to some bits. This works best when the garlic is old-ish and the cloves are gummy, they stay together.
— Evil Planet Studios (@evilplanets) November 12, 2020