December 21, 2011 1:22 PM Subscribe
How do I shred carrots and beets so they stay moist?
posted by iLoveTheRain to Food & Drink (28 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My favorite salad in the whole world
has shredded beets and carrots in it. I spend a lot of money at the restaurant that offers this salad and I'd like to start making it at home. I just can't figure out how to grate or shred those two ingredients so they don't end up all gnarly and dry like the prepackaged stuff I find in grocery stores. Cursory Google searches yield results like, "Well, just spritz everything with water/lemon juice/ambrosia/whatever" and that doesn't seem right, and I'm too much of a cooking novice to understand what tools I'm supposed to use. What's the haps, Hivemind?