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Crystalized Ginger

Crystalized Ginger

This makes the whole house smell terrific!

Ingredients

1 lb. Fresh Ginger Root
1-1/2 C. plus 1/4 C. Sugar

Directions
Peel ginger root. Cut into approx. 1/4 inch thick slices.

In 2-quart saucepan, heat ginger slices and 2 C. water to boiling over high heat. Boil 5 minutes. Drain. Repeat boiling and draining 3 more times, removing ginger from pan after the last draining.

In the same saucepan, heat 1-1/2 C. sugar and 1-1/2 C. water to boiling. Add ginger slices and return to boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer, gently stirring occasionally, until the ginger is translucent — an hour or more.

With a slotted spoon, transfer the ginger to wire racks placed over a tray or cookie sheet. Let ginger stand until the surface is dry to the touch then shake in a bag with the final 1/4 C sugar. (This can take awhile depending on the humidity and time of
year.)

Allow the ginger-sugar solution to cool and save. This is excellent when added to hot tea, or any other beverage to which you would add sweetener.

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About trueindigo

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5 responses »

  1. What do you do with the remaining 1/4 c sugar? Does it get sprinkled onto the wet slices to give them that crystallized effect? I love candied ginger, but after seeing the directions, I think the best part would be the ginger/sugar syrup that’s left at the end! I can think of a zillion uses for that. Thanks for posting this!

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  2. Obviously, I’m an idiot because I never thought to make my own crystallized ginger! Here I am buying it at Whole Foods. Definitely going on my to do list. Thanks! Great photo, BTW.

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