To make peeling easier, crush the garlic clove slightly with the side of a knife (or a rock). Once the clove gives a little bit, the peel should easily come off.
If you are lazy like me, you can avoid mincing garlic or having a garlic press by using a rock. I found a palm-sized rock with a flat side while I was hiking one day, came home and washed it thoroughly, and now I use it to crush garlic whenever I need minced, peeled, or pressed garlic. I haven't washed mine in ages, but I'm sure you can wash it after use if you are worried about it.
I learned this from my cousin a while ago and I prefer this to other methods for a few reasons:
- it really pulverizes the garlic in a way that mincing doesn't
- it's very satisfying crushing something with a rock
- it's very fun
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