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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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