Candied ginger

Among sailors ginger is a very popular medicine against seasickness. Its warm and spicy taste eases the stomach. Before departure I always try to make a bottle of ginger syrup to mix with water or tea while sailing. This ginger candies are a nice change. It requires some time and a sunny climate to get them sundried, but if you can, why not candy?

What you need:

  • Ginger
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • A couple of hot and sunny days

The amount of sugar has to be equal to the amount of peeled ginger

Steps to do:

Peel the ginger and cut into thin slices.

Cover the ginger with water and boil untill tender, aprox 30 minutes (or about 15 minutes in a high pressure cooker)

Drain the ginger and keep the water. Pour about half a cup back with the ginger. Don’t throw away the rest of the water, you can drink it as a tonic or use it in a dish.

Add the sugar and set on a medium heat. Stir untill the syrup becomes almost dry, which takes about 20 minutes.

Drain the ginger while it’s hot (keep the syrup!) and put out to dry on a baking sheet or drying rack. Set in the sun for a couple of days untill it’s dried out. Store in a box.