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crystallized ginger
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Recipe for Crystallized Ginger

Ingredients

  • *1/2 pound fresh ginger peeled
  • *water
  • *1/2 pound organic sugar plus additional sugar for tossing the cooked ginger slices

Instructions

  • 1. Slice the ginger into 1/8 inch thick slices using a mandoline or a sharp knife. The slices should all be the same thickness so they cook evenly.
  • 2. Put the sliced ginger into a pot on the stove and pour in enough water to just cover the ginger. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 45 minutes until most, but not all, of the liquid has cooked off (you want about 1/4 cup of liquid to remain).
  • 3. Add the sugar to the ginger slices and remaining water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes.
  • 4. Drain the ginger slices over a colander, reserving the ginger syrup for another use.
  • 5. Spread the wet ginger slices out on a cooling rack set over waxed paper. Sprinkle one side of the slices with organic sugar. Allow to dry for a few hours, then turn over and sprinkle the other side with organic sugar.
  • 6. Once sprinkled with sugar and completely dry, the slices will keep in an airtight container for several months.