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Old 09-17-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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Question Grating ginger root

Looking for suggestions on grating ginger, good tools & methods.

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Old 09-17-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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They make a tool for this and it's called a ginger grater. If you don't have one of those you can use a microplane. If you don't have one of those you can grate and then chop even more using a knife.

I have been known just to peel, cut in thin rounds, then cut in matchstick pieces, then finely mince from there.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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I've used the microplane and it does a good job.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:16 PM   #4
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Microplane here, too. Even on frozen ginger root.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:28 PM   #5
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I just use the finer side of my cheese grater.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:31 PM   #6
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add another to the microplane camp :-)
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:41 PM   #7
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I have used the ginger grater and also an ordinary grater and just finely chopping - I prefer the fine chop.

A good way to peel a ginger root is to scrape it with a teaspoon.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:38 PM   #8
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Another vote for the microplane! I also agree with grating it frozen - works wonderfully
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:42 PM   #9
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A good way to peel a ginger root is to scrape it with a teaspoon.
That's what I was going to say. Works like a charm!
I also like to hand mince.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:50 AM   #10
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I cut it into chunks and mince it with my stick blender - usually do quite a bit at a time and freeze it.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:45 AM   #11
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Try looking for a small ceramic dish with a bed of low pointy nubs made of the same material (almost like very short bristles but rigid) for grating garlic or ginger. Sometimes they come with stiff plastic brushes for collecting the grated stuff.

I've seen this in some kitchenware stores in Asia, and surprisingly, it's everywhere in southern France (hand-painted with sunflowers and what-not) for making aioli and etc.
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