How to make fancy chocolate curls

I needed something fancy to decorate the equally fancy chocolate pie I was making for Valentine’s day.  I really like the look of a mound of chocolate curls haphazardly sprinkled over the top of a dessert, so I gathered my ingredients and quickly threw some together.


2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

1 teaspoon vegetable shortening (I have done this with organic, non-hydrogenated shortening before, and it worked just as well. I was just out of the good stuff, and I didn’t feel like getting out in the snow.)

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