Did You Know – Peeling Ginger

I used to peel ginger with a vegetable peeler. I could never get into the crevices of the ginger and I wasted a lot of it.

Now I use a baby spoon but any small spoon should work. I peeled this ginger in no time at all, with very little effort and no waste by scraping the edge of the spoon over the ginger skin.


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  1. Thanks for sharing this. Great information. Yes using a vegetable peeler removes (though small amount) usable ginger. It’s amazing how the spoon only removes the skin of peel.

  2. Oh yes, we do it that way too. We always used a small knife but then got the tip from a friend to use a spoon. And apart from the fact that the spoon works well, there is also less chance that I can cut my finger 😉.

  3. I’ve never seen ginger like that … just as a gingersnap. Yes, you are giggling over that comment. I haven’t had a gingersnap in years, since I got a crown as they are so hard. My mom used to break up a bunch, heat them up and put them into warm peaches with whipped cream on top.

      • That was a first for me the non-cook amongst your blogging buddies. 🙂 I liked the “snap” of those ginger snaps. Yes, try that out on a cold Winter’s day – easier on the teeth too.

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