The hack: Make kitchen prep cleaner and faster by grating ingredients over parchment paper.
How to do it: Forget the pains of picking up after every morsel that spreads across your cutting board after grating cheese, citrus zest or chocolate. Take a piece of parchment paper, fold it in half and use it as your work surface. When you're done grating, bring together the opposite edges of parchment and turn it into a funnel. Neatly place your freshly grated ingredients wherever they belong—whether that's straight into a container or atop your imminent mac-and-cheese dinner.
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Why it's worth it: No one likes creating more of a mess than necessary. Plus, your grated ingredients are now ready to go in a neat pile when you need them.
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