Great to Grate! 11 Surprising Foods Worth Pulling Out Your Grater For

Bon Appetit

It's summer. It's hot. We think this is a good time to discover some new kitchen shortcuts. When I first learned about grating garlic, it blew my mind - I didn't know you could do that! No mess, finer consistency than chopping - genius. And now, here are 10 more foods you didn't know you could grate!Some of these will work best with a box grater, some with a mini Microplane. Overall, grating gives foods that are difficult to chop a new, smooth consistency, making them easier to blend into dishes. Just be careful with your fingers!

Some Great to Grate Ideas:
• Tomatoes
• Potatoes and Root Vegetables
• Ginger and Horseradish
• Frozen Bananas
• Cold Butter

Get the rest of the ideas: 11 Things You didn't know were Great to Grate at Bon Appetit

Related: Tip From Gourmet: Crush Tomatoes With a Box Grater

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