Removing Garlic's Skin

To easily remove the skin from a clove of garlic, lay the clove on a flat rubber jar opener, fold one side of the opener over and roll the garlic a few times on a flat surface with the palm of your hand. Presto—clean garlic! —Jean F., Orange, Texas

Husk a garlic clove in an instant by cutting it in half lengthwise with a sharp knife. If the husk still doesn’t come off, quarter the clove. —Emma L., Willmar, Minnesota