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How to Separate and Peel Garlic Cloves

Learn how to remove a clove of garlic from the head of garlic and remove the papery skin.

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To remove a clove from a head of garlic, loosen with a paring knife and twist apart. To remove the skin, with flat side of the clove down, place the broad side of the knife over the clove and apply pressure. Remove skin. The remnant stem end does not need to be cut off the clove before using.