This post will be as quick and easy as the trick itself. If you’re lazy like I am, peeling garlic is not the most appealing (pun intended) part of cooking. Because I use so much of it, I often buy it pre-peeled in bulk, but when I’m forced to peel it myself I do this: Grab a few cloves and run water over them for a few seconds just to get them moist. Put the cloves in a plastic container with a lid. (The smaller the better) Shake the container vigorously for 30 seconds to a minute. When you take the lid off, you’ll find that the majority of the peeling has slid off and basically peeled itself.