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How to slice ginseng roots at home

Method #1: Using a Countertop Oven


 Countertops oven

 

  1. Preheat the countertop oven to 350 F
  2. Heat up the ginseng roots on a cookie pan for about 5 minutes or until it can be bent
  3. Slice the roots using a sharp knife while it’s still warm
  4. If it’s too hard for slicing, so heat it up again
 
Pro: no need to dry up the slices after slicing
Con: Harder to slice

 

 

Method #2: Using a Kitchen Steamer

 

Kitchen steamer

 

  1. Preheat the steamer to the water boiling point
  2. Heat up the ginseng roots on a steamer rack for about 4 minutes or until it can be bent
  3. Slice the roots using a sharp knife while they’re still warm
  4. Strew the slices on a cookies pan for air-drying for at least 24 hours

 
Pro: best result with smoother slices
Con: need to be air-drying the slices

 

Warning: Ginseng roots become hot once heated. Please be careful not to burn yourself.