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'This is life changing!' Genius kitchen hack reveals how you can peel garlic cloves in SECONDS using nothing but a small knife

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 17/06/2019 Danielle Zoellner For Dailymail.com

Garlic Cloves and Bulb for food cooking in the kitchen © Getty Garlic Cloves and Bulb for food cooking in the kitchen A garlic hack showing how to peel the cloves in mere seconds has gone viral, as people confess to never knowing it could be that simple.ย 

On Sunday, Twitter user Twitter user @VPestilenZ shared a quick method to removing all the cloves from the head of garlic, and all it took was a paring knife.ย 


'As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled,' the user wrote while sharing a video of the method.ย 

a screenshot of a cell phone: Shocked: Chrissy Teigen was one of thousands of people who responded to the video after it was first posted on Sunday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Shocked: Chrissy Teigen was one of thousands of people who responded to the video after it was first posted on Sunday

The hands featured in the video seamlessly removed each clove of garlic from the peel before placing it into a bowl. All it took was inserting a paring knife into the bottom of the clove.ย 

Innovative: The hack entails sticking a paring into cloves to remove them from the head © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Innovative: The hack entails sticking a paring into cloves to remove them from the head

It appeared quick and painless compared to other gather methods โ€” including purchasing a garlic press or shaking the cloves to remove the peel.ย ย 

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The hack quickly went viral after the Twitter user first shared it on Sunday, and the video has since been viewed more than 4.9 million times.ย 

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Chrissy Teigen โ€” who has written two cookbooks and is known to require huge numbers of garlic cloves for her recipes โ€” even appeared shocked by the viral hack.ย 

a cat sitting on top of a white animal looking at the camera: Amazed: Many people commented on how innovative the technique was and how they thought it to be 'life changing' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Amazed: Many people commented on how innovative the technique was and how they thought it to be 'life changing'

She responded to the tweet with a lengthy 'what' to express her surprise.ย 

a hand holding an object in his hand: Innovative: The hack entails sticking a paring into cloves to remove them from the head © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Innovative: The hack entails sticking a paring into cloves to remove them from the head

Other people also commented on the video calling the hack 'life changing' and a 'game changer' for cooking all future recipes.ย ย 

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'God really should have given us an instruction manual cuz it couldn't have been this easy to peel garlic,' one person wrote.ย 

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Another person said: 'Dawg. The reason I only buy minced garlic is because garlic is too hard to peel. Game changer.'ย 

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Twitter users were wary on if the hack was actually as simple as it looked because of how difficult it's always been to remove the cloves from the peel.

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But one person was committed to getting the hack down.ย 

a screenshot of a cell phone: Impressed: There were many Twitter users who appeared shocked and amazed by the hack, as the video was viewed more than 4.9 million times © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Impressed: There were many Twitter users who appeared shocked and amazed by the hack, as the video was viewed more than 4.9 million times

'I'm buying 100 heads of garlic today and practicing all night,' the person wrote in response to the video.ย 

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Despite the intrigue around the hack, aย few cooking novices confessed they thought they might stab their hand when attempting with a knife.ย 

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One person wrote, 'Cut to me stabbing right through the garlic directly into my hand on first try and getting an Uber to hospital.'

ย  a screenshot of a cell phone: Time to practice? But people had mixed reviews on if they would employ the technique themselves. Some said they were worried about slicing their hand © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Time to practice? But people had mixed reviews on if they would employ the technique themselves. Some said they were worried about slicing their hand

But the hack could be worthy of trying for anyone who deals with garlic cloves often in their own cooking.ย ย 

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