Shredding is when you cut or tear a food into long narrow strips, either by hand or by using a grater or food processor.
Difficulty to learn: Easy/Medium
Some Thoughts For You:
Shredding a food can serve a variety of purposes. Shredded meat is a popular preparation, and shredded cheese allows for the cheese to melt more easily.
What You Will Need:
Shredding meat is a little different than shredding cheese. Meat is typically shredded by letting it sit in a slow cooker, and then pulling apart with two forks. But luckily most foods can be shredded using a grater. Popular foods to shred include lettuce, carrots, and radishes.
The steps below are for shredding something using a grater, like cheese or a vegetable.
- Have a bowl or clean surface ready to catch your grated parts.
- If you are grating cheese, try to chill the block of cheese first. This will make the cheese easier to shred.
- Move the food you are shredding against the grater, pressing just enough to start the shredding. Pressing harder against the grater will make the shredded pieces a little bigger and thicker, but might also clog your grater.
Tips For You:
- If your grater gets clogged, simply rinse it under water. The clogged pieces of food should come right off!
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