Julia Child's Easy Peel Garlic

Recipe by Julesong
READY IN: 7mins


  • 1
    head garlic (or as few as 1 clove - it depends on how many you need)
  • 1 -2
    cup water


  • Remove all the cloves of garlic from the head.
  • Take a smallish saucepan and heat to boiling about a cup or two of water; add the cloves of garlic and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Drain the water and peel the garlic (which should be softish and should peel easily) - peeling an entire head can take about 5+ minutes, depending on how accustomed you are to doing it.
  • Use in whatever recipe(s) you'd like!
  • You can store the peeled garlic in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
  • Note: you can, of course, even do a single clove in this manner - I just like to do a bunch at a time.