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Box graters

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Very new in cooking and had a question on using a box grater. When it comes to positioning the food on the grater which way do you hold the food? Length wise or crosswise ? This would be any food... cheese,potatoes,carrots,etc.
post #2 of 7

What can you do without grating your fingers? That's the primary concern.

 

If you want longer shreds, then holding so the broadest face slides across the grater works best. Also fastest for grating a certain volume or weight. But preserving my finger tips is my primary concern.

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post #3 of 7
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I have looked on line and no one seems to tell you. Is there no right or wrong way.?
post #4 of 7

There is no right way or wrong way.

 

For instance take your humble carrot.

 

If i'm making carrot cake - it gets grated along the tip - held at a 90 degree angle.   This produces very short shreds of carrot - like you would want in a cake.

 

If i'm making a pickle - it gets grated along the length of the carrot on 4 sides.  This produces the longest shred of carrot - like you would want in a pickle.

 

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To avoid cutting your fingers ease up on the last bit of food and push it through with the heel of your hand it won't cut as easily, it bends and conforms to the grooves.   Much less chance of bleeding on things.

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Pickle? Don't understand
post #6 of 7
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Never mind ....I got it . Thanks
post #7 of 7

Pickled vegetables, can be a variety of shapes, generally thin so they pickle quickly, somewhat like slaw or julienne.

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Pickle? Don't understand
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