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"you can store root ginger in the freezer and grate from frozen" !

(33 Posts)
IkeaSnake Tue 30-Jun-09 17:38:37

It says on this recipe card did oyu know that?
i haev lost count of how many I have binned

FaintlyMacabre Tue 30-Jun-09 17:40:54

No need even to peel it first. It's brilliant.
Microplane graters work best for this but any will do the job.

IkeaSnake Tue 30-Jun-09 17:41:36

you all KNEW adn were laughing at me behind my back sad

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 30-Jun-09 17:42:19

Yes, we all clubbed together and decided it was one of the many things we weren't going to share with you ...

Bleatblurt Tue 30-Jun-09 17:42:29

I am always binning the bloody stuff then never have any when I really need it. I had to send DH out for some at the last minute yesterday.

Must remember this. Damn you feeble brain, REMEMBER THIS!

IkeaSnake Tue 30-Jun-09 17:42:55

you see Butterball you were OUT of the loop

SpawnChorus Tue 30-Jun-09 17:43:58

Oh God it's a relief to be able to laugh at you out loud about your ginger ingnorance!

<<points and guffaws>>

<<sweats a bit more>>

IkeaSnake Tue 30-Jun-09 17:44:39

I am gingerly ignorant

Bleatblurt Tue 30-Jun-09 17:45:59

I've always been an outsider.

<<concocts evil plans involving MNetters and ginger>>

Mwah ha haaaaaaaaaa.

GingerIgnoramus Tue 30-Jun-09 17:46:13


sweetfall Tue 30-Jun-09 17:47:06

it doesn't work though

it goes all woody and difficult to peel IMO

GingerIgnoramus Tue 30-Jun-09 17:47:56

oh fgs sweetfall
you WOUlD be one to moan

sweetfall Tue 30-Jun-09 17:49:18

what the f does that mean <glares>

GingerIgnoramus Tue 30-Jun-09 17:53:51


RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Tue 30-Jun-09 17:56:04

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HuffwardlyRudge Tue 30-Jun-09 17:59:23

I didn't know that. But we get through ginger by the ton so it never gets the chance to go wrinkly.

I have another ginger tip to share though: When you need to peel and grate some, peel a bit of finger while still attached to the hand, then you have the hand to hold on to while grating the (now peeled) finger.

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 30-Jun-09 18:00:12

But I don't want to grate my finger. It will hurt!

lou031205 Tue 30-Jun-09 18:00:51

And it works even better if you put cling film over the grater first.

JackBauer Tue 30-Jun-09 18:13:28

hmm lou03? How does that work? surely you just get bits of grated plastic in your ginger.

(and I didn't know this either, but I have lazy ginger in a jar, so don't need to knowgrin)

Hassled Tue 30-Jun-09 18:23:13

Yes, I knew this. You can also freeze chillis and chop them frozen. There's very little you can't freeze - if in doubt, I freeze it anyway. I am Ms Smug of Smugland.

lou031205 Tue 30-Jun-09 18:46:11

Not so JackBauer - the cling film sticks to the grater, you grate your ginger, and the sharp teeth pierce the clingfilm, allowing it through. When you have finished, you lift the cling film off, and any remaining ginger falls off into your pile.

Works well for zesting lemons, etc., too.

zanz1bar Tue 30-Jun-09 18:53:10

you are fiendishly clever women, any other tips you have been hoarding all this timeangry

GingerIgnoramus Tue 30-Jun-09 18:59:18

i knew about the chillis

JackBauer Tue 30-Jun-09 19:03:24

Oooooh! The theory holds, I shall try it tomorrow as I have lemons to zest....

RedLentil Tue 30-Jun-09 20:40:14

From an old Masterchef series- if you have a very knobbly bit of ginger, peel it with a teaspoon. It works really well and there's much less waste.

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