How many tsp of ground ginger is a 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger?

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beyondcelery
beyondcelery November 23, 2010

Well, ground ginger is never a good substitute for fresh ginger, especially outside of baking. But if you're in a pinch, use about 1 tsp ground ginger to a 1/2-inch piece of fresh. If this is a savory dish, cook it for a few seconds in your oil first before you mix it into everything else. This will help release the flavors and keep that powdery sort of taste out of your dish.

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Jon Palmer
Jon Palmer November 24, 2010

Fresh ginger is definitely preferred, but most packages of ground ginger have some sort of comparison on the label, as with vanilla extract.

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