How to Make Candied Ginger (Crystallized Ginger)
Ginger, a staple in many kitchens, can be transformed into a delightful confection known as candied ginger or crystallized ginger.
Fresh ginger root Granulated sugar Water Pinch of salt
Start by peeling the ginger root. Slice it into thin rounds, about 1/8-inch thick.
In a large pot, boil water. Add ginger slices for 30 seconds, then drain and rinse. This mellows the ginger's strong spice.
In the same pot, combine 4 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves, and bring the mixture to a simmer.
Add the blanched ginger slices and a pinch of salt to the sugar syrup. Let it simmer for 45 minutes or until the ginger becomes translucent.
Drain the ginger slices and spread them out on a cooling rack over a baking sheet. Allow them to dry for at least 24 hours.
Once dried, toss the ginger slices in granulated sugar to coat them evenly.
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