Who doesn’t love a good viral hack?
Recently those clever folks on social media have taught us how to use our chopping board properly, how to microwave rice and keep our kitchen appliances clean and the time-saving way to make mashed potato.
But the latest hack which is currently blowing the Internet’s collective mind involves a new way to peel cloves of garlic.
While most of us might take to shedding the skin manually, clove by clove, or smashing it all on our chopping board a la Jamie Oliver, one woman has revealed that we may have been peeling our garlic all wrong this entire time.
As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!— 𝖛𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖆 ✣ 𝖑𝖔𝖗𝖉 🌑 (@VPestilenZ) June 17, 2019
Twitter user @VPestilenZ shared a trick that involves using a knife to gently stab and pull each individual piece of garlic out of its skin, effectively peeling and separating them in one go. Genius!
Understandably Twitter users were pretty impressed with the new way of peeling garlic with many expressing surprise that we’d never known this before.
Even Chrissy Teigen took the time to express her wonder at the new technique.
It worked for me! This person is obviously more proficient, but in principle it worked; the garlic just popped out when I stabbed and twisted it. I feel so betrayed for not being taught this before. (Knife on left worked best.) pic.twitter.com/imoKUcLjag— Patrick Alba (@patrickthealba) June 17, 2019
Garlic sales about to go through the roof out of sheer curiosity— Joyce (@joysmackme) June 17, 2019
I'VE NEVER BEEN MORE EXCITED TO PEEL GARLIC https://t.co/HQPSihUTJE— .*⋆✵☽ wendy ☾✵⋆*. (@gudetamo) June 17, 2019
you mean to tell me i’ve spent my whole life peeling individual garlic cloves with my fingernails like a caveman when i could have been doing this https://t.co/MX66QeDyGB— casey mcquiston ❤️💙 ON TOUR! (@casey_mcquiston) June 17, 2019
But while many were full of praise for the simple yet genius hack, others who had put the hack to the test themselves were somewhat less than impressed.
Man, I just went through a head of garlic working on my technique and just ended up with a bunch of broken cloves ☹️— Dr. Jen Golbeck (@jengolbeck) June 17, 2019
This lead some users to wonder whether this was a similar situation to the pull-apart pineapple hack, where putting the hack into practice was significantly more difficult than the video had us believing.
That's what happened to me. I thought maybe my garlic head was too old. Was wondering if it would work better on a fresh one. I couldn't get the pineapple one to work either. Hmmmmmmm.— PG (@Ponygirl6) June 17, 2019
Remember the pineapple peeling video? This is the garlic version 🤯 pic.twitter.com/TowQdbZMRi— Amir Sariaslan (@AmirSariaslan) June 17, 2019
We guess the only way to be sure about the new hack’s effectiveness is to test it out for yourselves.
But if your knife skills aren’t up to scratch do please take care. Just like peeling and prepping an avocado lead to an influx of casualties, we could well be looking at a new injury term for garlic.
Garlic hand anyone?