A Canadian woman claiming to make a lot of Korean food has won the internet after sharing an unbelievably quick and convenient method of peeling garlic.
Over the weekend, Twitter user @VPestilenZ posted a video of herself demonstrating the kitchen hack, which has since received over 15 million views and thousands of comments.
The technique, which uses a knife, involves stabbing each clove of garlic and pulling it out of its skin.
As seen in the video, each clove is pulled and separated from the rest in one direction.
As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!
— ✣ (@VPestilenZ) June 17, 2019
“As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!”, wrote @VPestilenZ.
Unsurprisingly, the technique impressed casual home cooks, even professional chefs and celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 17, 2019
It’s unclear what Korean dishes @VPestilenZ — who is actually a game developer — often prepares, but we’d love to see them (with some garlic-peeling, of course)!
Needless to say, many were struck for missing the ingenious hack for so long:
this kind of info exchange is why the internet exists
— Moving ❤️ Lycan (@AxelLycan) June 17, 2019
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.
— Mr. Business (@MasterBismuth) June 17, 2019
I don’t know how poorly my Italian ancestors had failed me
— Joe Nyemmy (@joegnemmi) June 17, 2019
oh boy it’s real. I got it pretty quickly although not nearly as fast as you are.
— Kavi Montanaro (@KaviMontanaro) June 17, 2019
Well this just changed my blinking life
— Fay Ripley (@FayRipley) June 17, 2019
Time to not think about all the time ive lost peeling garlic in any other way
— Red Valentine (@Cora_Valentine) June 17, 2019
I feel like my life has just been changed
— Erika Harlacher (@ErikaHarlacher) June 17, 2019
I grew up in my mom’s Vietnamese restaurant peeling endless amounts of garlic. WTH?! Why did I never know this?!
— Squinn17 (@Squinn171) June 17, 2019
This is life changing.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) June 17, 2019
We grow garlic every year, if this method works I think I’ve wasted the equivalent of several months of my life peeling garlic. pic.twitter.com/imzxqtxqZb
— jendude (@jchapdude) June 17, 2019
Featured Images via Twitter / @VPestilenZ