Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Candied Ginger

The last time we made a Trader Joe's run, my shopping list included TJ's Triple Ginger Cookies -- kind of like a ginger snap, but with three kinds of ginger: powdered, grated, and crystallized or candied. Trust me now, these are addictive little devils, but at their meager calorie count (something like 6 = 140 calories), they don't make you feel guilty at their palate-pleasing taste.

And now, with our holiday season approaching, here's a recipe for make your own Candied Ginger. I know it's rather Martha, but that's kind of a good thing every now and than!

Candied Ginger

1 3-inch knob fresh ginger
1 c water
1 c sugar
extra sugar (coarse crystals would be nice) for rolling

Peel ginger and cut into fine slices or into julienne strips. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Add ginger; simmer over LOW heat until ginger becomes translucent, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain pieces on a wire rack until almost dry. Roll in sugar. Store in an air-tight container. This makes 1/4 cup, approximately.


Blogger Lynn Barry said...

I love ginger and will try making this. Thanks!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Willa Frank said...

i adore ginger, too. have you ever had the pleasure of drinking a very peppery Vernor's Ginger Ale? i think it's a regional midwestern brand, but even it's Vernor's 1-Cal diet version is spectacular. i also looove Stewart's Ginger Beer! just a little pricey for my meager budget right now...

9:04 AM  

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