Garlic is one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, being featured in cuisines from around the world.
Its natural wrapper, however, leads to many methods of getting the cloves ready for cooking.
Now Twitter user 𝖛𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖆 ✣ 𝖑𝖔𝖗𝖉, or @VPestilenZ, has introduced many cooks to a new way to get to those flavorful nuggets wrapped in layers of papery skin.
They posted a video demonstration with the caption:
"As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!👌"
As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled! 👌 https://t.co/14GGJDQhRj— 𝖛𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖆 ✣ 𝖑𝖔𝖗𝖉 🌑 (@𝖛𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖆 ✣ 𝖑𝖔𝖗𝖉 🌑)1560736395.0
Chrissy Teigen, author of her own cookbooks, weighed in online.
Apparently this method was also news to Teigen.
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT https://t.co/tLEl5BtQr3— christine teigen (@christine teigen)1560779262.0
Fellow cookbook author, Fay Ripley, called the kitchen hack transformational.
@VPestilenZ @KathyBurke Well this just changed my blinking life— Fay Ripley (@Fay Ripley)1560799737.0
Actresses Victoria Yeates and Erika Harlacher concurred.
@VPestilenZ @PhelpsieSarah Life changing— Victoria Yeates (@Victoria Yeates)1560782342.0
@VPestilenZ @livijblove I feel like my life has just been changed— Erika Harlacher (@Erika Harlacher)1560798331.0
While Joe Nyemmy called out his ancestors.
@VPestilenZ I don’t know how poorly my Italian ancestors had failed me— Joe Nyemmy (@Joe Nyemmy)1560776608.0
@PhelpsieSarah @VPestilenZ I can’t believe I’ve been wasting all that time. I’ve never been this excited to make dinner 😂— Victoria Yeates (@Victoria Yeates)1560782880.0
@VPestilenZ Not sure how I never knew about this. I lament when I consider how much more garlic I could have used d… https://t.co/A5jZtKUAYe— Mr. Business (@Mr. Business)1560740901.0
Moving Lycan recognized the power of the internet for sharing life hacks.
@VPestilenZ this kind of info exchange is why the internet exists— Moving 💙💚❤️ Lycan (@Moving 💙💚❤️ Lycan)1560751290.0
@AxelLycan @VPestilenZ Years of collaboration between DARPA and Ivy League institutions has led the human race worl… https://t.co/f9EIqIkeJB— Pemerhati Umum (@Pemerhati Umum)1560782034.0
@VPestilenZ As is evidenced by the number of different languages in the responses, NOTHING brings folks together li… https://t.co/gPjEke1NyD— Disabled Mom ♿️ (@Disabled Mom ♿️)1560776873.0
People tried to figure the method out and replicate it.
@VPestilenZ What are you using?— Max den Broeder (@Max den Broeder)1560759149.0
@VPestilenZ oh boy it's real. I got it pretty quickly although not nearly as fast as you are.— Kavi Montanaro (@Kavi Montanaro)1560746479.0
@VPestilenZ Seems like the knife needs to be not too thin and sharp?— Kavi Montanaro (@Kavi Montanaro)1560779590.0
@KaviMontanaro @VPestilenZ It looks more like a pocket knife than a kitchen knife— Ellis (@Ellis)1560780608.0
@thisisellis @KaviMontanaro @VPestilenZ Looks like a dinner knife? I can’t wait to try it.— Mrs Brightside (@Mrs Brightside)1560781179.0
Some attempts proved less than successful.
@VPestilenZ 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 (@Dr. Jen Golbeck)1560781249.0
@p1nt1nh0 @laureli10 @jengolbeck @VPestilenZ Thats my fear. Mangled garlic with traces of blood.— Renee (@Renee)1560798146.0
So, did you know this cooking technique? Now that we know an easier way to get into those little papery morsels, it's time to cook!
Cookbook Garlic: More than 65 deliciously different ways to enjoy cooking with garlic is available here.
Or you can sample recipes from The Everyday Garlic Cookbook: Garlic Recipes to Help You Reap the Benefits of Garlic Today!, available here.