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Old 01-25-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Lemon rind - Please help

Hello!

I am having guests over this afternoon and have all the ingredients ready to make a lemon slice for them.

I have only just realised however, that although i have a lemon for a teaspoon of lemon rind, i don't have a grater.

Is there any technique or improvisational tool i can use to get the rind?

Thank you so much for any help and suggestions!

Gabby

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Old 01-25-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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If you have a paring knife, carefully remove the rind part of the skin. Leave the white part, the pith, behind. It's very bitter. Once you have all the rind off, switch to a chef's knife and chop it as finely as you possibly can.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:06 PM   #3
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a veggie peeler works just fine too, making sure not to scrape too hard (like verablue reminded you about the pith)
Then, just finely mince the pieces. best of luck!
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:08 PM   #4
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This is for next time you're at the kitchen gadget store.
It's what I primarily use for zesting - it's super easy
and quite fun as well
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:42 PM   #5
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Ah good idea ^_^
Thank you
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:54 PM   #6
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And of course those rasp graters are absolutely perfect for taking just the yellow part of the lemon off - I don't think I could live without mine - from lemons to parmesan they work for nearly anything and clean up so easily! I'm told they work well with chocolate as well!
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:58 AM   #7
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Unfortunatley i didn't have a peeler, especially one like that.
I'm a student with a very minamilistic kitchen :P

To my suprise tho, finely cutting up the rind with a kitchen knife wasn't overly time consuming.

My lemon slice is made and it tastes amazing ^_^

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Gees i love this forum, everyone is so willing to help so quickly - Thank you!
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