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How to measure grated Parmesan


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How to measure grated Parmesan

nemo | Oct 11, 2008 04:51 PM

When a recipe calls for, say, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, what does that really mean? I assume (perhaps incorrectly) the phrase originated with the green shaker container. In this instance, I usually use the medium hole on a box grater. It's often a recipe that needs the cheese to melt, so too chunky doesn''t work. A microplane is much too fine and I don't think reliable in this case. Has anyone done a weight comparison, i.e., 2 ounces of Parm equals 1/4 cup of box grated cheese on small, medium, large holes?

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