Author Topic: Shaving Parmesan  (Read 711 times)

slope

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Shaving Parmesan
« on: January 11, 2021, 05:33:56 pm »
What turns you on?

1. Microplane frilly fluffy

2. Hand slivered sharp knife/peeler curls

3. Regular bluntish S/S box grater - rough and very coarse style

Perhaps/probably all three have their uses/moments.

This very dark BLACK recipe which is often cooked in Snowdon Towers, was very definitely enhanced by option 3, last evening:

https://www.riverford.co.uk/recipes/black-rice-black-kale-truffle




Mrs Pingu

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Re: Shaving Parmesan
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 06:05:18 pm »
I tried number 3 on my pizza a couple of weeks ago but it was way too thick.
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Feanor

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Re: Shaving Parmesan
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 06:14:50 pm »
I tend to use the tattie peeler.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Shaving Parmesan
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 06:16:48 pm »

I just use my ikea cheese grater...

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Re: Shaving Parmesan
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 07:24:35 pm »
For some reason this reminds me of another thread: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=89649.0
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Re: Shaving Parmesan
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 07:32:38 pm »
I just grate when cooking with parmesan, but if I want shavings to dress a dish, I use a large sharp kitchen knife (because I use it all the time and am familar with it) to hand plane (blade almost 900 to the surface) thin fluffy/frilly shavings. I keep the rind bits that are too thin to grate, to produce shavings.
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Re: Shaving Parmesan
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 08:37:28 pm »
My sister*, who's an ace cook, uses method 1. I use 2 or 3, depending on the recipe.

I'll definitely try Slope's recipe.

She lives in Romagna, which region claims to be the gastronomic centre of the world. Even the locals think she's good!

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Re: Shaving Parmesan
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 09:09:44 pm »
I just use a knife, but then I'm a philistine who eats it by the slice, and enjoys chewing on the rind
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Re: Shaving Parmesan
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2021, 10:32:19 pm »
I just use a knife, but then I'm a philistine who eats it by the slice, and enjoys chewing on the rind
There's posh! I just break a lump off.

Re: Shaving Parmesan
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2021, 08:36:16 pm »
And then use the rind in risotto