If a recipe calls for candied ginger, you can usually mix up some ground ginger and sugar and call it good. But the real thing is much better.
- 1 cup fresh ginger
- 3 cups water
- 3 cups sugar
Peel ginger and slice into rounds about 1⁄8 inch thick.
Mix sugar and water in a large sauce pan and bring to boil.
When sugar is dissolved, add ginger and boil for 45 minutes. The ginger should be sweet and tender.
Drain ginger; place rack to dry for 30 minutes.
If Peel Ginger You Must
Peeling ginger root with a knife or vegetable peeler is an exercise in frustration. No sweat: Peel it with a spoon.