Candied Ginger Root Recipe

Looking for an easy Candied Ginger Root recipe? Learn how to make Candied Ginger Root using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ronit

Makes 40 servings



A sweet and spicy candy, similar to cinnamon sticks in bite.

Recipe Ingredients for Candied Ginger Root

6 oz ginger root, raw, peeled and cut up into 2 inch pieces
1 cup sugar
1 tbs water

Recipe Directions for Candied Ginger Root

  1. For this recipe, buy about 10 ounces of young and tender ginger, which will give you about 6 ounces of cleaned and sliced ginger root.

  2. First, carefully peel off the outside brown skin of the root. Remove the secondary knobs, freeze them for something else. Cut out any discolored or dried out spots.

  3. Cut the root into 2 inch lengths and slice lengthwise into 1/8th inch slices. Punch holes in the slices with a needle or fork, sort of like you would tenderize a steak.

  4. Toss the slices in a bowl with the sugar.

  5. Add water to a 6 or 8 inch iron frying pan or a heavy wok, pour in the ginger and sugar, and bring very slowly up to a gentle simmer. Stir occasionally for an hour.

  6. Lower the heat to a minimum and let very slowly simmer, stirring occasionally and separating the slices, until the syrup starts to get thick and crystallize. There will be a rim of sugar that crystallizes out around the edge of the pan, and the mixture will become quite thick and syrupy, and will have a lot of sugar crystals in it. Soon the mixture will bubble slowly all over the surface, and when gently stirred will crystallize more and more. (This last phase only takes a few minutes, so watch carefully toward the end. If it carmelizes, it is junk.)

  7. Soon the syrup is mostly crystals, and the whole mass will start coming together when stirred. When you can make a pile of it in the middle of the pan, and very little syrup drains out, take it off the heat, and toss gently while it cools. Make sure the slices remain separated. If done right, the crystallized ginger slices will separate from the sugar at this point.

  8. Spread it all out on a tray to cool and dry, then store airtight somewhere dark and cool.

  9. Use the sugar in coffee, cookies, or anywhere else that a fresh, clean ginger accent would be nice.

Categories

Vegetables, Snacks, Simmer, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 9.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
23
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.0g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Potassium
18mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
5.7g
2%
Sugars
5.0g
Protein
0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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