This is “life-changing” stuff for garlic lovers.
Do you spend what seems like an eternity peeling garlic?
There’s a host of different methods and hacks on how to get the job done quickly…from smashing the cloves, to shaking them or just buying the more expensive already pureed garlic to save the hassle entirely.
But on Sunday, a Twitter user posted an apparently new, or seemingly widely unknown, way to remove cloves from a head of garlic, and people are shocked, Fox News reports.
A video posted online shows someone using a knife, or a pointed blade, to stab the individual cloves from the head.
They then pull out each clove quickly and easily from the bulb. Mind blown.
“As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!” the caption read.
As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!
— 𝖛𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖆 ✣ 𝖑𝖔𝖗𝖉 🌑 (@VPestilenZ) June 17, 2019
The clip soon caught the attention of model-turned-cook Chrissy Teigen, who tweeted, “WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT,” summing up twitter’s reaction to the revelation.
“What kind of sorcery is this?!!?!?” one user asked, while someone else dubbed it a “culinary moon landing”.
“My life just changed forever,” another user said, while someone else tweeted: “This kind of info exchange is why the internet exists.”
Many people said they wished they knew of the garlic-peeling trick sooner in their lives.
“I’m 33 years old. I’ve lost no less than 4 years of my life peeling garlic. It’s too late for me. I hope younger generations can benefit,” someone joked.
“Not sure how I never knew about this. I lament when I consider how much more garlic I could have used during all these years had I only known of this technique,” another said.
“Time to not think about all the time ive lost peeling garlic in any other way,” someone else tweeted.
Some even shared their results:
It worked for me! This person is obviously more proficient, but in principle it worked; the garlic just popped out when I stabbed and twisted it. I feel so betrayed for not being taught this before. (Knife on left worked best.) pic.twitter.com/imoKUcLjag
— Patrick Alba (@patrickthealba) June 17, 2019
— 𝐒𝐡𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 (@ShmullyWolfson) June 17, 2019
But others who watched the video were skeptical. One said the garlic-peeling trick “looks like something that doesn’t actually work well in real life”.
Another who claimed to have attempted it for herself said, “We have tried it in our office and it DOES NOT WORK.”
In response, another Twitter user suggested she was using the wrong knife for the job.
“It does (work)!” the user wrote. “You need to use a knife that’s not too sharp and a little thicker!”
Since it was shared less than two days ago, the clip has been viewed more than 7.5 million times, proving just how much we love garlic.