The easiest way to peel ginger is to press the edge of a spoon just underneath the skin of a knob of ginger. Pull down and away in long pieces. This may sound strange but this trick is the best way to remove the peel without losing a lot of juicy ginger and you can get into the nooks and crannies around the little knobs without snapping them off. When grated, this little 2 x 1 in. (5 x 2.5 cm) knob will give you about 2 tbsp (30 mL) of freshly grated minced ginger ‘ a perfect amount for your next stir-fry.
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