Peeling garlic is often a messy endeavour, and it can take a few minutes to peel all that skin off. Cooking web site Saveur shows us how to peel an entire head in less than 10 seconds, using just a couple of bowls.
You probably do the old tried-and-true garlic crush with a jar or other hard object, but that only gets you so far. You still have to dig into the (smelly) garlic with your fingers and peel everything off yourself. Saveur has a better alternative: just throw the crushed head of garlic in a bowl, stick another bowl on top of it and shake it up.
After a few seconds, you should find that each clove has completely shed its skin and is ready for cooking (or repelling mosquitoes). Just remember to drink a glass of milk to neutralize that garlic breath when you’re finished.