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This Onion Peeling Hack Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Delish UK logo Delish UK 4 days ago Anna Lewis

Is it just me, or is peeling onions just about the most annoying thing in the world? Saying that, peeling garlic is up there too, tbh.

Lucky for us, there is a hack for peeling onions quickly and easily that will make us less likely to get so mad we end up smashing our kitchens up in a fit of rage. So that’s good news, isn’t it?

Home cook James Rembo shared a video of his onion peeling hack on his Instagram, and since watching it, we’ve become obsessed with punching onions. Allow me to explain…

To peel his onion, James simply cuts the two ends off, then cuts it in half. He takes one half; skin side up and smashes it with his fist. And just like that, the slippery, papery, SUPER-ANNOYING skin comes right off.

James shared the short video on TikTok, and before long it was being shared by other users including Sarah Reeves. She captioned the clip, “This changed my life!”, and it’s now racked up more than 188,000 views.

If you’re in the market for a garlic peeling hack too, this might help.

The best thing to do is give the garlic clove a little squash with the knife, before cutting the end off. The little squish, much like the squashing James gives his onion, loosens the skin; making it far easier to remove.

Now go forth and peel onions and garlic to your heart’s content!

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