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Source: The handy-dandy Food Network site. This one was contributed by Giada De Laurentiis.
Yield: about 3-4 dozen
I’m going to start with an admission. It’s a little embarrassing, but I’m just going to get it out of the way. I don’t own a zester. There, I said it. It’s true. I have no tools whatsoever for zesting lemons, oranges, limes, or the like. People who bake a lot always have one, but people who make cookies for fun might not have one, so it’s clear which group I belong to.
A friend once told me that if I didn’t have a zester, I could use a vegetable peeler to take some of the zest off the fruit, then use a sharp knife to dice the zest very finely. I will tell you right now that it is NOT the same thing. But more on that later.