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L.A. Times Test Kitchen tips: Peeling ginger

January 21, 2011 |  2:29 pm

Ginger2 Whenever you have a recipe that calls for fresh ginger, rest assured. There is an easy way to peel it before using.

Just use a spoon.

Because the skin is so delicate and tissue-like, a spoon can easily scrape it away. And unlike a vegetable peeler or knife, which will peel some of the root with the skin, a dull spoon should take away only the skin.

A spoon is also handy for getting into all those nooks and crannies with a ginger root, too.

If you have any kitchen tips or questions you'd like me to explore, leave a comment below or shoot me an e-mail at noelle.carter@latimes.com.

-- Noelle Carter

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