Quick Tip: Grate Ginger with a Fork

We love the warm, peppery-sweet flavor of fresh ginger in all kinds of dishes. In the past we've talked about grating ginger with a ceramic grater or a Microplane, but what if you don't have either tool on hand? Just grab a fork.

To grate ginger with a fork, hold the fork down on a work surface and rub a peeled knob of ginger across the tines. That's it!

Even if you use a real grater at home, this trick can come in handy if you're cooking in a kitchen without one. We have Kevin West of Saving the Season to thank for this tip; Kevin says he learned it from David Tanis and that it works for garlic, too.

How do you like to grate ginger?

Related: Quick and Easy Shortcut: Mince Garlic with a Fork

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