Don’t peel the skin off your garlic cloves – shake it off! Watch this video: How to Peel a Head of Garlic in Less than 10 Seconds on Saveur. I heard this tip on the radio and I was so excited about it that I ran to the grocery store and bought some garlic cloves so I could try it out. It works! Now I have no excuse not to buy whole garlic cloves since I know how to easily get the skin off.