Peeling garlic is kind of a messy endeavor, and it can take a few minutes to peel all that skin off. There’s a much easier way: you can actually peel an entire head in less than 10 seconds—using just a couple of bowls.
There’s always the old tried and true garlic crush-and-peel with a knife, but that only gets you so far. You still have to dig into the (smelly) garlic with your fingers and peel everything off yourself. For one or two cloves, that may be fine, but if you’re using a lot of garlic, try this: throw the crushed head of garlic in a bowl, stick another bowl on top of it, and shake it vigorously.