1. Separate an entire bulb of garlic. Set a bulb of garlic on your counter with the tip of the shoots facing up. Use the heel of your hand to strike the  top of the bulb, and the cloves should separate easily.

2. Place your garlic cloves between two metal bowls. Small to medium bowls work best. Bring bowls together.

3. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Make sure you hear the garlic slamming against the sides of the container. The cloves need to bang against each other to shake off their skin.

4. Separate your bowls. Pour out the garlic cloves and the skins. They should be fully peeled. If some of your cloves are only partially peeled, shake them for a few more seconds as hard as you can.