So most recently, I've simply been using a very sharp knife a la Paulie from Goodfellas.
A couple of weeks ago, a work colleague of mine had a Pampered Chef party and recommended their garlic press. I think I have found the answer to my garlic prayers...
|It looks like a regular garlic press but comes with a small, two-sided tool that attaches to the inside.|
|But it's not your typical garlic press. Rather than having to peel the garlic before pressing, you just throw it in the press skin and all.|
|The flat side of the tool helps get the hanger-on-ers off.|
|Inside, all that's left is the skin.|
|Then the rounded side can be used to poke out whatever is left inside.|