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Do You Use Freshly Grated Nutmeg?

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dmartinxoxo dmartinxoxo 8 years
Yes, and infact, I used it tonight!
bibelot bibelot 8 years
ONLY whole, fresh-grated nutmeg...it lends a terrific sugar-free sweetness to oatmeal, makes french toast taste awesome, and it's essential in sweet potatoes, eggnog, etc. And as other people have said, the pre-grated stuff loses its oils and goes stale too quickly, but you can keep a little bottle of whole nuts for years. One suggestion, though: to prevent accidental "nut loss" (ha!), try grating the nutmeg over a plate or bowl until you have the desired amount, and then add the grated nutmeg to your recipe. I have accidentally dropped whole nuts into pots of bubbling oatmeal, etc. several times. Ouch!
bibelot bibelot 8 years
ONLY whole, fresh-grated nutmeg...it lends a terrific sugar-free sweetness to oatmeal, makes french toast taste awesome, and it's essential in sweet potatoes, eggnog, etc. And as other people have said, the pre-grated stuff loses its oils and goes stale too quickly, but you can keep a little bottle of whole nuts for years. One suggestion, though: to prevent accidental "nut loss" (ha!), try grating the nutmeg over a plate or bowl until you have the desired amount, and then add the grated nutmeg to your recipe. I have accidentally dropped whole nuts into pots of bubbling oatmeal, etc. several times. Ouch!
Dollylo Dollylo 8 years
always fresh! ;)
Dollylo Dollylo 8 years
always fresh! ;)
ksw4543 ksw4543 8 years
The fiance and I bought some fresh at Whole Foods a few months ago and I've been baking spiced nuts with it, putting it with brown sugar and cinnamon on top of my sweet potatoes, it's absolutely amazing!! If anyone else has recipes, send them my way!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
yes - ever since i saw a chef use it on TV i've started to do it myself. it makes a difference - but then again, fresh ingredients usually do
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Nope- I love nutmeg (never used fresh thou) but after finding out that too much nutmeg can cause hallucinations or be toxic to people I try to use it with caution cause I use to go overboard with the 'meg. Darn you Alton Brown always raining on my spice parade!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Nope- I love nutmeg (never used fresh thou) but after finding out that too much nutmeg can cause hallucinations or be toxic to people I try to use it with caution cause I use to go overboard with the 'meg. Darn you Alton Brown always raining on my spice parade!
lms lms 8 years
Yes. I just made creamed spinach 2 days ago with it.
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
Nah...it's way to far to go for like a teaspoon of an ingredient that, in my opinion, doesn't make that much of a difference fresh or not.... I'm happy with my spice racked nutmeg.
4BYRDS 4BYRDS 8 years
no but I think I will try it fresh
catchthespoon catchthespoon 8 years
Always fresh. The whole nutmegs keep forever, whereas ground nutmeg tastes like sawdust after a few months.
Raiyah Raiyah 8 years
I really think nutmeg is the most disgusting spice on the planet so I just never use it hahaha
tkoblondee tkoblondee 8 years
I know that nutmeg really enhances the flavor of many dishes, but I never seem to use it...dried or fresh!
verily verily 8 years
I very rarely use nutmeg so dry is fine.
leiths leiths 8 years
I love nutmeg. I use the whole nutmeg. I grate it into omelets, my hamburger mix, on hot chocolate and into soups. I use it every day. I guess I put nutmeg into almost everything I make. I particularly love to mix it with sage in any kind of meat dish.
Morgaine29 Morgaine29 8 years
Freshly grated nutmeg makes all the difference! That is all I use.
kothmia kothmia 8 years
I keep meaning to pick up some so I can use fresh, but i just haven't gotten around to it yet...
psangel psangel 8 years
I just use the one in the spice rack as well!~
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I have but not often...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I have but not often...
emalove emalove 8 years
No, I never have before.
wren1 wren1 8 years
Is it really a lot better fresh?
Molly4630 Molly4630 8 years
I'm actually not a fan of the spice and try to omit it unless its absolutely necessary.
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