Did you know a grapefruit spoon is perfect for peeling ginger root?
It really is!
I had just finished eating my morning grapefruit and was going to start prepping tonight's dinner which uses ginger root, when I realized my grapefruit spoon was the perfect gadget to peel it.
In case you don't know or have never seen one, a grapefruit spoon has a serrated edge almost all the way all around and is very pointy. I've used a regular spoon to peel up ginger root and it works fine except around the corners and nubby parts. It just doesn't reach in enough and either you end up cutting it of and trashing it or it breaks off. The grapefruit spoon does an excellent job of removing the peel and getting into those corners and around the nubby parts. If you use a knife or peeler to remove the peel, you are probably cutting/peeling off way more ginger too than you need to. If you have a grapefruit spoon lying around in the back of a kitchen drawer, give this a try, I think you'll be pleased with how easily it comes off and you'll have a lot less waste too!