Recipes can be confusing, especially for those who are just starting to cook. Cooking terminology is not as easy to comprehend or implement. Thus, learning a few new cooking terms can help improve your cooking skills. In many recipes, grating and shredding will pop-up. Even though, both words appear to be the same; they look entirely different. Grating looks like choppy short fragments while shredding looks like long strips; however, both use the same kitchen equipment/tools. So no worries, no need to buy another kitchen appliance/utensil. You can use what you have! Plus, knowing the difference between these two cooking skills will help you be more proficient in the kitchen.
Shred Away with These Nifty Tools
Anyway you shred it – gets the job done! A box grater, hand grater, or food processor can shred the vegetables that you need. These tools are best used on root based and non-leafy veggies.
- Wash vegetables.
- Pell vegetables, if needed.
- Push the veggies along the holes, if using a box or hand grater.
- Make a top-down notion – starting from the top and moving down.
- Be careful with your fingers!
When vegetables get too small to shred, simply cut the piece with a knife to prevent your fingers from getting scraped.