Cooking Tip Thursdays: Peeling Ginger

Cooking Tip Thursdays is dedicated to making time in the kitchen quicker, easier, and just plain better….

If you’re peeling carrots, potatoes, cucumbers, or even beets, I can’t think of anything I’d rather use than the quintessential kitchen peeler.  When it comes to ginger though, while using a peeler may seem intuitive, it actually wastes part of the aromatic goodness and takes more time than necessary. There is an easier and quicker solution. Use a spoon. The skin of this knobby root may look tough, but it’s actually quite thin and easily removed with no more than a teaspoon.  Try it.  I promise you’ll never use a peeler on ginger again.

Here’s a quick how-to video I found on YouTube:

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