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 Peel and thinly slice 1# of ginger root, Place in a heavy sauce pan,cover with water.Cook over a medium heat until tender about 30 min.Drain off water and weigh the ginger to this add an eq
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Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 11:45 AM EDT
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 Peel and thinly slice 1# of ginger root, Place in a heavy sauce pan,cover with water.Cook over a medium heat until tender about 30 min.Drain off water and weigh the ginger to this add an equal amout of sugar.Return to sauce pan and add 3 Tab.of water.Bring to a boil,stir often.Cook until water is almost evaporated.Reduce heat and cook until ginger is almost dry stirring often.Let cool completly,toss cooled ginger in granulated sugar to coat.Store in an airtight jar,such as a canning jar or another air tight container.This will keep for 3 months.This can be added to your favorite recipes calling for candied,or cystalized ginger.This would also make a nice gift with a favorite recipe attached.

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 3:44 PM EDT
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Wow - oh, my goodness Gale  ..... how interesting, how INCREDIBLE.   
I've never heard of this - hee hee - I've never even thought of this.
Thanks for a great recipe to have on hand,

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 4:18 PM EDT
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Wow - oh, my goodness Gale  ..... how interesting, how INCREDIBLE.    I've never heard of this - hee hee - I've never even thought of this. Thanks for a great recipe to have on hand,
Posted by Nancy G


Hi Nancy, I think this would be a lot more economical,than buying it ?

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 5:08 PM EDT
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Sounds great - thanks for sharing!

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 5:18 PM EDT
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Gale -- the first time we started talking about candied ginger (which I had never even tasted) on this site I started looking for it with no luck........
So I ordered the smallest amount possible - 1 lb !!! - from King Arthur's.   In no time at all I found a cellophane (?) package of the stuff at that expensive grocery in the next town ..... I bought it.   Lo and behold - my next trip to "my" little WalMart I found candied ginger in a small, glass McCormick bottle - I bought it.   I think I've bought  enough. 
Years ago I cooked so much Chinese and used fresh ginger all the time.  I peeled and chopped that, put it in a small glass jar and covered it with dry sherry....ready to go.

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 6:31 PM EDT
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Gale,  I got some crystallized ginger today at Sprouts Market  It was $5.99 a pound.
I used to buy this for my mother in MI. every year. She ate it to settle her stomach!! Now I
am buying it for cookies and fudge. Is this a good price for crystallized ginger?????

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 6:32 PM EDT
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Gale, a while back I posted a "recipe" to make Candied Ginger.  It was much much longer and more involved than your recipe.  So thank you for a short cut.
I have found candied ginger in several "ethnic" grocery stores in my area and the cost is around $3.00 to $4.00 a pound so I figure the cost of the fresh ginger the sugar and the time it is almost less expensive to purchase it.  And the stores have a 10% senior discount on one day a week so I can get it even cheaper then.

Check out the recipe on King Arthur Flour website for Sticky Ginger Squares these are amazing.  I double the amount of crystallized ginger though.  So when I make it I think I use a total of 2 Cups of chopped crystallized ginger.

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 6:35 PM EDT
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Carol - that's just a  bit more than I paid for an ounce !!!!

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 6:43 PM EDT
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Nancy, Wow!!  An Ounce!!!  Oh!!!  That is awful!!!! I'm  feeling better already!!

Nikki, I printed the sticky ginger squares recipe off King Arthur Flour website a
couple of weeks ago. Now I have to go back to Sprouts and get more ginger!!
I don't have enough!!! Undecided

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 7:16 PM EDT
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Last year I got a great deal on fresh ginger at a local store, $1.00 for a huge box full.  The recipe I found was a lot more complicated than yours Gale, so thank you.  I did make a lot of candied ginger and shared with friends and family.  If you have an upset stomach, sucking on a piece of candied ginger really helps.

I'll have to try that recipe for Sticky Ginger Squares,  thanks Nikki.

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 7:35 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Make your own Candied Ginger:
Gale, a while back I posted a "recipe" to make Candied Ginger.  It was much much longer and more involved than your recipe.  So thank you for a short cut. I have found candied ginger in several "ethnic" grocery stores in my area and the cost is around $3.00 to $4.00 a pound so I figure the cost of the fresh ginger the sugar and the time it is almost less expensive to purchase it.  And the stores have a 10% senior discount on one day a week so I can get it even cheaper then. Check out the recipe on King Arthur Flour website for Sticky Ginger Squares these are amazing.  I double the amount of crystallized ginger though.  So when I make it I think I use a total of 2 Cups of chopped crystallized ginger.
Posted by nikki p


Thanks Nikki, I will check out the Sticky ginger squares.I guess it is less expensive to buy already made in most cases.I love Gari, the pickled ginger you  eat with Sushi.It is used as a palate cleanser in between the different sushi.I want to make that too.Thanks again

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 7:41 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Make your own Candied Ginger:
Last year I got a great deal on fresh ginger at a local store, $1.00 for a huge box full.  The recipe I found was a lot more complicated than yours Gale, so thank you.  I did make a lot of candied ginger and shared with friends and family.  If you have an upset stomach, sucking on a piece of candied ginger really helps. I'll have to try that recipe for Sticky Ginger Squares,  thanks Nikki.
Posted by H. M


Wow H.M.,You scored on that deal ! Yes ginger is excellent for an upset stomach and for some people, motion sickness.I have a book around here for natural cures and it is quit interesting.

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 7:55 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Make your own Candied Ginger:
Gale,  I got some crystallized ginger today at Sprouts Market  It was $5.99 a pound. I used to buy this for my mother in MI. every year. She ate it to settle her stomach!! Now I am buying it for cookies and fudge. Is this a good price for crystallized ginger?????
Posted by Carol P


Hi Carol, I see such different prices popping up,depends on grocery prices in your area.I guess if you get a good deal on ginger root like H.M. it's worth your while to make your own.I bet that would be great in fudge!

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 8:09 PM EDT
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Hi Nikki, I went to the King Arthur site.Wow thank you so much for sharing the recipe looks wonderful.My husband loves ginger snaps I know he will love these! I E-mailed a copy to my niece and myself.Thanks again.

Re: Make your own Candied Ginger

posted at 5/18/2011 8:33 PM EDT
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Another great use for the crystallized ginger...I will place a chunk in my tea.  It sweetens the tea a bit and I get a nice mellow ginger flavor and I get to eat the chunk of ginger when the tea is gone.

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