How do you peel garlic cloves?

Take a garlic clove in your hand, just knock with the clove on hard surface. It will split, you can peel easily. You can also use a large chef's knife: place the garlic glove under the knife blade held with the broad side of the blade of the knife over the garlic clove, and then quickly press down. The goal is to mash the clove to make it easy to peel.