I know where my strengths are and they certainly aren’t in the kitchen. I’m a decent cook and I’d like to think that I occasionally have moments of pure genius creativity that leads to some pretty awesome meals. I wouldn’t be half as amazing as I am if it wasn’t for this one little kitchen gadget: the microplane.
Yes folks, the microplane.
Do you have a microplane? I’m telling you, if you don’t own one, you should go and get one. This little kitchen gadget is so versatile and really helps me out in a number of different meals.
I’ve used the microplane to finely grate fresh garlic and ginger into my meals and the flavour is just out of the world. When I was to add a bit of extra jazz to my soups, I’ll use the microplane to grate some garlic, ginger, onions, and carrots. It’s the best way to add a lot of flavour in a very short time. For my carrot loaf, I’ll often use the microplane to get a more finely grated and blended texture which works just fine for my big kid. Lemon zest, lime zest, fresh nutmeg, you name it, this microplane could probably do it all.
The best part about using this microplane is that it actually makes me feel like a pro, like I actually know what I’m doing. When I smell that freshly grated garlic coming from the microplane, I feel like I’m making the most gourmet meal on the planet.
The point of today’s post is ultimately to rave about my microplane. I bought it a while back for under $10 but it’s probably one of the best tools in my kitchen. It’s elevated my cooking to a whole new level. So, if you’re looking for a way to add some extra pizzazz to your culinary world you may just want to go get yourself a microplane too!
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