Candied ginger.

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Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Candied Ginger Recipe
From: (David Fletcher)
Date: 1 Jun 1995 02:41:40 GMT

Jonathan Dill writes:
> I am looking for a recipe for making crystallized ginger, preferably using honey or maple syrup as opposed to white sugar.

This is for CANDIED GINGER - I haven't tried it. It came with my food dehydrator, but it might work using the summer sun. I wonder if the first drying could be elimated.

Peel and slice ginger root. Dry in a food dehydrator for 12 hours or until brittle. Rehydrate by soaking in BOILING water for 1 to 2 hrs.

1 cup Rehydrated sliced ginger
1 cup water
½ cup maple syrup

In a saucepan, simmer rehydrated ginger, water and maple syrup until liquid evaporates (aprox. 20 mins). Remove from heat and spread on a greased roll up sheet (comes with rehydrator), making sure pieces do not touch. Dry for about 6 to 10 hours or until pieces become brittle.

From: GJS <100023.3570.CompuServe.COM>

> How about ginger in cooking? Can't seem to find any good advice

Easy! Start with good olive oil, chop ginger fine and add together with salt (if desired). After a minute or two add chopped onions and garlic. As soon as onions are soft add a few favorite herbs, and presto you have a delicious masala. Combine with rice and/or steamed vegies for a satisfying and tasty meal...