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Old 12-05-2018, 07:45 PM   #11
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I cut mine in 1/2 inch chunks and store in the frig in vodka.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:44 AM   #12
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Wow! Lots of good advice and out of the box thinking.
I think I will try 3 methods.

1) Freezing - Should I peel it first?
2) Fridge with sherry - Peeled I assume?
3) Fridge with vodka - Or was that freezer with vodka and I assume peeled?

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Old 12-06-2018, 07:26 AM   #13
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Candied ginger is good to eat just by itself. Sweet and spicy at the same time.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:01 AM   #14
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RB, when I freeze the whole hand I don't peel it, just grate, chunk or slice unpeeled from frozen. Your ginger should be nice and tender, you won't need to peel it unless you want to.

And I love candied ginger too!
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:53 PM   #15
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I've been storing ginger in sherry in the fridge as well. I've done it for decades. I peel it before it goes into the jar, as it's easier to peel when dry.
Do you use a spoon as recommended or a veggie peeler. I have a serrated peeler and it works like a charm on the ginger. Much better than trying to scrape the peeling off with a spoon. And quicker.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:56 PM   #16
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I have stored ginger both in sherry and in the freezer. The sherry in the fridge method is much better to me.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:06 PM   #17
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Do you use a spoon as recommended or a veggie peeler. I have a serrated peeler and it works like a charm on the ginger. Much better than trying to scrape the peeling off with a spoon. And quicker.
I have gotten bloody finger tips and knuckles from my serrated peeler, I'll stick to the spoon
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:34 PM   #18
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I freeze it and I have some in sherry. Learned the sherry trick here at DC. The frozen stuff just gets broken up enough to fit whatever container I'm freezing it in. I don't bother to defrost it to grate or slice it.
Me, too. Both frozen and in a jar of sherry
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:41 PM   #19
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If you freeze the ginger and then thaw some later, the skin rubs off easily.
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