How To Peel Ginger Quickly and Easily With A SPOON!

by on March 4, 2012


So how do you peel ginger easily? This is a neat little trick that you may not know about. You can actually save all of your ginger by peeling it with a spoon instead of cutting it or paring it with a knife. It’s really easy and safe too. When you cut it with a knife you can loose a bunch of it and then it can be all uneven and choppy.

I am using this peeled ginger here to put in some celery-apple juice. It’s really good. Even juicing this much isn’t that strong when you juice a whole head of celery.

How To Peel Ginger Using a Spoon

How To Peel Ginger With A Spoon

Step 1: Get out a large soup spoon or something other than a narrow teaspoon. It should be metal, not plastic or you may snap it.

How To Peel Ginger With A Spoon

Step 2: Start scraping the outer peel off of the ginger with your spoon. This way it is safe and if you slip or have any weird nooks or crannies to get into you won’t cut yourself!

How To Peel Ginger With A Spoon

Go all the way around the ginger until all the skin is gone.

How To Peel Ginger With A Spoon

Wow that was easy! Now your ginger is ready to be used.

I know some people find  chopping or mincing ginger regularly a pain so they do up a bunch and freeze it so that it’s ready to use. I don’t do this as my freezer is always jammed full of frozen fruit, but you an and then it’s ready to grate or use in your mini garlic chopper (after you let it sit on the counter for a bit first) and you can use it in recipes quickly.

Ginger is essential for Asian and Indian dishes, so I use it quite often. It’s also dirt cheap so I always make sure to have some in the fridge. It’s definitely an essential ingredient like onions and garlic for vegan recipes or even raw vegan salad dressings.

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1 Paricher Khodadadpour October 9, 2013 at 3:54 AM

Dear friend may I ask you a question please, how to peal dry ginger can you guide me as some countries only have dried gingers and its as hard as a stone sometimes it breaks balde of grinder please suggest some way for it.

Thank you for everything till now

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2 Veronica Grace October 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM

I’m sorry I haven’t seen whole dried ginger, you may have to grate it, i dont think you can peel it when it’s dried.

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3 George Sand July 2, 2013 at 4:32 AM

Thank you so much for the spoon peeler for ginger root. You’re great!

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4 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica July 2, 2013 at 2:36 PM

You’re welcome.

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5 giselle April 5, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I always use a peeler, but next time i will use a spoon & try it .
Thanx for the tip
Giselle

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6 Charlene March 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I always use ginger, never thought of peeling with a spoon! I don’t like frozen ginger as it gets mushy when thawed. I prefer the taste of fresh diced ginger in my recipes. I’ll be sure to try this method next time.

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