Kitchen tips : How to peel ginger easily | Best way to cut, minced and julienne ginger

Fresh ginger is the most important ingredient that we always use in cooking various recipes including drinks, smoothies, desserts,curries etc.But peeling ginger is a tedious task.Here i share easy kitchen tips on how to peel ginger easily. Follow below step by step instructions on how to cut, minced and julienne ginger along with how to store ginger fresh for longer.

how to peel ginger
 
Ginger has various health benefits. Most of people use a vegetable peeler to peel the ginger, and faces difficulty to peel around bumpy exteriors.
 
Well, it is literally a pain to navigate your knife or a peeler through the bumpy parts of ginger and end up cutting those bumpy exteriors and wasting them.
 
To avoid wasting ginger i share this trick of peeling ginger, it is really is a game-changer and so easy.
 

Do you have to peel ginger?

 

Ginger is one type of underground stem called a ‘Rhizome,’ grows like potatoes and carrots. While producing this food if sprayed with pesticides, then whole food is affected.

For that reasons it is safe to wash and peel the ginger before using it.

 

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How to peel ginger easily

People usually buy fresh ginger but struggle to peel it without losing tons of ginger flesh , here is a simple methods on how to peel ginger with a spoon.

 

How to clean ginger

 

Before peeling or cutting ginger or any type of fruits and vegetables our first duty is always thoroughly clean ginger in a running water.

clean ginger in water

All vegetables should be washed. You really don’t know where they came from and the environment that they were transported in.

Also if they are not organic you can still have pesticides, fungicide, and who knows what else left on the ginger. Organic can also carry these things so it is best to wash first.

 

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How to peel ginger with a spoon

 

If want to find the quickest way to peel ginger then use spoon for this work.

For this purpose hold ginger vertically on a chopping board and with the help of spoon edge scrape the surface of the ginger.how to peel ginger with a spoon

With the help of spoon you can easily get into the different turns and  cracks of the nobs of ginger if you find it difficult then just break a nob off to make the process easier.

This method will also provide best result without much wasting ginger.

 

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How to peel ginger with a knife

 

There is another way to peel ginger. This can be quicker but you do lose some of the ginger when you peel it with a knife.

how to peel ginger with a knife

Take a good slice off from the side so that you have a flat surface to work on. Lay the ginger on the flat side so you can square up all the sides.

The benefit of peeling ginger this way is it helps with cutting and slicing the ginger later.

 

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How to julienne ginger

 

If you want julienne ginger in your recipe , first cut the peeled ginger in a coin shape then stack 2 to 3 coins shape ginger one after one and cut into matchsticks or vertical lengthwise shape. 

How to julienne ginger

 

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How to chop or mincing ginger

 

If you want finely chop of mincing ginger then line up the ginger matchsticks and make crosswise cuts from right side to left side.

how to chop or mincing ginger

 

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How to grate ginger

 

If you store ginger in a ziplock bag in a freezer just take it out first then safely grate ginger by holding one end of the ginger and move it downwards towards the table on the microplane grater.

how to grate ginger

 

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How to store ginger

 

You can safely store fresh ginger at room temperature for a week. But when i buy ginger from market i first clean ginger thoroughly in running water after that dry them and store in the refrigerator in a zip lock bag for at least 3 to 4 week. how to store ginger

Sometimes you need small amount of grated ginger or peeled ginger for your recipe for that case you can safely store the remaining portion of ginger in the zip lock bag without fear of oxidization.

Otherwise you can store grated ginger in a small ice-cube tray in the freezer.When required just take the ‘ice cube’ of ginger add to your dish.

 

Kitchen tips : How to peel ginger easily | Best way to cut, minced and julienne ginger

how to peel ginger

Peeling ginger is very tedious task.Here is the easy kitchne tips on how to peel ginger easily at home.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 200

Materials

  • Ginger
  • Ziplock bag
  • Water

Tools

  • Sharp knife
  • Spoon
  • Chopping board
  • Microplane grater
  • Refrigerator

Instructions

How to peel ginger easily

  1. At first thoroughly clean ginger in a running water to discard any soil , pesticides, fungicide from it.
  2. If you want to peel ginger with a spoon hold ginger vertically on a chopping board and with the help of spoon edge scrape the surface of the ginger.
  3. Another method to peel ginger with a knife take a good slice off from the side so that you have a flat surface to work on.
  4. Lay the ginger on the flat side so you can square up all the sides.
  5. If you want julienne ginger in your recipe , first cut the peeled ginger in a coin shape then stack 2 to 3 coins shape ginger one after one and cut into matchsticks or vertical lengthwise shape. 
  6. If you want to chop or mincing ginger line up the ginger matchsticks and make crosswise cuts from right side to left side.
  7. Last method is to grate ginger by holding one end of the ginger and move it downwards towards the table on the micro plane grater.

Notes

Ginger Storing Note

  • You can safely store fresh ginger at room temperature for a week, first clean ginger thoroughly in running water after that dry them and store in the refrigerator in a zip lock bag for at least 3 to 4 week.

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