How To: The Fastest, Most Efficient Way to Peel Fresh Ginger Root (No Knives or Peelers Required)

The Fastest, Most Efficient Way to Peel Fresh Ginger Root (No Knives or Peelers Required)

The Fastest, Most Efficient Way to Peel Fresh Ginger Root (No Knives or Peelers Required)

I always have fresh ginger around in my kitchen, but before I started to use it on a regular basis, I made a lot of mistakes when it came to prepping it. It has a very different texture from most other produce, and the thin, papery skin makes peeling it a little more difficult.

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Speaking of peeling, I learned the hard way that a knife is not a great tool for peeling ginger. I didn't have a peeler at the time, and I'd used a paring knife to peel potatoes and plenty of other vegetables, so I figured it would work just the same.

But even if you're super careful, a knife usually cuts away too much of the ginger itself along with the peel. If you have a vegetable peeler, it works a lot better than a knife, but there's another way that works even better...

Use a Spoon

A spoon will scrape away the skin, but won't take any of the flesh with it. It's a little messier, but the fastest and most efficient way to peel ginger root.

Check out the video from America's Test Kitchen for more details.

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4 Comments

I too use a spoon to peel ginger. It really is so easy!

wow! Looks so easy!

I tried this. It works amazingly!

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