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Lippy's method works fine. Just be aware that the piece might develop a little mold--but that can be cut off.

 

When I've frozen chunks of ginger, I found that they were only good for juicing when thawed--like other fruit/veg, their cell walls break and they go all limp. So I wouldn't freeze the whole piece unless that would be okay.

 

For freezing, I'd grate or julienne it and spread it out, then freeze. Pack the frozen stuff to be able to break off tablespoon- (or whatever-) size pieces as needed.

 

I've had luck peeling ginger and keeping it in a jar of sherry in the fridge.

 

N says the opposite. She freezes ginger whole and has no problems cutting off chunks that are still good; she claims that frozen gratings or slices are the ones that lose flavor.

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It's all a question of geometry. Eight ounces of ginger occupy 800cc

of space (if the Internuts are to be believed). Ginger has a roughly

circular cross section with little nobs popping up here and there.

That means that we have a hard, nobby rod of ginger about 3 in

thick and ten inches long . Can nobody think of any uses for this

besides grating, boiling, discarding and freezing? Suzanne F you

disappoint me. Worse, you frighten me,

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I've always used the wrap in a moistish paper towel and then in a plastic bag.

 

But as others have pointed out, the stuff is cheap and everywhere, certainly here in NYC.

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It's all a question of geometry. Eight ounces of ginger occupy 800cc

of space (if the Internuts are to be believed). Ginger has a roughly

circular cross section with little nobs popping up here and there.

That means that we have a hard, nobby rod of ginger about 3 in

thick and ten inches long . Can nobody think of any uses for this

besides grating, boiling, discarding and freezing? Suzanne F you

disappoint me. Worse, you frighten me,

Wherefore? The question was of storage, not use. I gave it my best shot; that is, I outlined the storage methods I have found to work (or not work so well). Try reading the thread title and urpost, FoodDribbler.

 

If the question had been uses for ginger, that's a whole other discussion. Esp. when the person asking doesn't particularly like ginger.

 

And I would question any calculations based on internexus information. Three inches thick--as in, diameter? Ginger that thick would probably be woody beyond use (just a guess, as I doubt I've ever seen it that tumescent).

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