Using a Microplane
Also known as graters and zesters, microplanes are one of the world’s most versatile kitchen tools. They can be used to quickly, easily grate a wide variety of tough ingredients, including hard cheeses, roots, nuts, and citrus fruit peels.
It’s a grater. It’s a zester. It’s … a microplane! Get one today and start quickly, easily whipping up cheesy appetizers, tasty lemon and lime recipes, and much more.
All About Microplanes
Using. To use your microplane, simply rub food against the holes. If you’re zesting fruit, make sure to stop when you get to the bitter white membrane.
Cleaning. Soak your microplane in soapy water. When food bits have softened up a bit, scrub it inside and out. Still have stragglers? Try grating a potato or apple.
Buying. Shop around for the right design for you—there’s a ton of shapes and sizes on the market. You can find a wide variety of microplanes at most kitchen stores, or search online.
Add piquant flavor to your favorite dishes with a finely shredded toss of hard cheese.
Go Romano. Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean forgoing flavor! Give blander health foods a sharp, flavorful kick. Creamy Quinoa Primavera
Stay Sharp with Asiago. Give classic comfort food a very tasty twist! A healthy heap of shredded Italian Asiago adds mouthwatering flavor to traditional mashed potatoes. Asiago-Pesto Mashed Potatoes
Pile on The Parmesan. Top off traditional Italian pasta and meat dishes with this salty tabletop favorite. Eggplant Parmesan
Spice up your dinner, desserts, and drinks with the tangy flavor of fresh ginger.
Make Sips With Zip. Salute summer with a refreshing drink that’ll set taste buds tingling. Ginger Lemonade
Let Them Eat Ginger! Offset the sweetness of sugar, vanilla, and evaporated milk with an enticing toss of grated gingerroot. Triple-Ginger Pound Cake
Make the most of your citrus fruits by finely grating peels into a “zest.” Toss a pinch or two in your dishes and drinks for a fruity kick.
Start Tart. With just a pinch of orange zest, you can whip up a deliciously fresh take on a breakfast classic. Orange French Toast Bake
Fish for Flavor. Grated orange, lemon zest, and a hint of mint add tang to a tender fish fillet. Salmon With Mint Sauce