I was looking desperately for "candied ginger" to put in the brine that I will use for our Thanksgiving turkey. Unfortunately, the ethnic section, nor the regular section of our grocery store does not carry it so I decided to make some from scratch.
What you need:
1 cup fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 1/3 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
What to do:
Put the 1 cup of water in a small sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add the sugar and bring to a boil. Drop in the ginger and let simmer for around 20 - 25 minutes.
Strain afterwards and dry. Then sprinkle with sugar. Good enough to be a dessert!
Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:
1. Make sure to dry the ginger before sprinkling with sugar. Otherwise, the sugar will just be absorbed.
2. If you don't want to discard the syrup, store the ginger in it. Sticky, but yummy!
3. Adding a few pieces of chopped candied ginger to lemon ice cream will give it a zing!