What Is the Best Way To: Grate Ginger?

Grating ginger is one of those little kitchen tasks that we rather dread. Usually when a recipe calls for grated ginger it calls for a lot, and while our Microplane does a pretty good job of it, our fingers always feel shredded up by the end! How do you grate ginger? Have you found a better, faster, more finger-friendly method than the Microplane?

Here are a few more posts on cooking with ginger.
Five Ways to Eat: Fresh Ginger
How to Peel Ginger
How Can I Make Pickled Ginger At Home?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.