Okay, I know what you're thinking. "Kim, that's a regular teaspoon, not a gadget." You're right, but I will tell you it's the best way to peel ginger that I've found! If you use a knife you end up losing a layer of ginger with the skin. Trying to use a regular peeler in all the bumps and nooks and crannies isn't worth the bother. With the teaspoon, you can get into the little cracks without worrying about chopping off your fingers by accident, and it just peels off the outer layer of skin like a dream!
Scrape the ginger with the inside of a spoon like so:
When you've gotten your ginger peeled, then you can use a little ginger grater to grate it up. If you have a mega sharp knife and a lot more patience than me, you can mince the ginger that way too.
Or you can skip grating it all together and make some yummy crystallized ginger!
This week G is for Ginger! Make sure to go check out the other participants by clicking on the picture below.