12 June 2012
Peeling ginger with the spoon trick
It has come to my attention that many of you guys are using vegetable peelers or even knives to peel your fresh ginger.
You don't need anything even vaguely sharp to peel ginger easily. All you need is an ordinary spoon.
First, cut a piece of ginger to the size you need.
Then scrape the side of the spoon's bowl down your piece of ginger root, using a moderate amount of pressure. The skin will come right off.
Keep scraping until you've removed all the skin.
Notice how much easier it is to tackle curves and crevices with the spoon's rounded edge than with a straight peeler. And check out the results--unlike vegetable peelers, which strip off gashes of edible ginger along with the skin, spoons only remove the skin itself.
When you're done peeling, you can use a knife to trim off any dried-out broken edges.
Voila--perfectly peeled ginger!
Now make your ginger cake or delicious curry in good health and good conscience.