Almost everything tastes better with fresh garlic, and a garlic press makes it quick and easy to add it to any dish. And it may be even more effortless than you think, because it’s not necessary to remove the peel when pressing your garlic.
We’ve covered a few tricks for peeling garlic, but I like this one because it doesn’t involve peeling them at all. Just stick the garlic clove into the press and squeeze. Epicurious writer David Tamarkin shared this tip when he saw a friend do it:
My friend opened the press. The peel, of course, was inside, emptied of garlic but barely torn. None of it, not even a speck, had gotten mixed up with the minced garlic on the cutting board.
Of course, I had to try it for myself, because it seemed too good to be true. But it definitely works, as you can see in the photo above. Just remember: using a garlic press will result in stronger-tasting garlic too.
If you have one, give it a try, and check out the original post below.
Leave the Peel on When You Use a Garlic Press [Epicurious]