How to peel a head of garlic in 10 seconds
Just in time to ward off Halloween vampires, Saveur magazine has a fantastic tip for peeling garlic fast–and without stinking up your hands.
By the way, if you do get garlic stink on your hands, just rub your hands with a stainless steel spoon or other utensil under running water.
Update: This works even better if you just shake the garlic in a dry saucepan. It has a tight-fitting lid and two convenient handles.