Candied Citrus Peel
makes about 2 cups
1 cup sugar for peel
1 cup sugar (or so) for dusting
Cut the zest from oranges, leaving some but not much pith attached. Slice into strips and boil in water for 5 minutes. Drain.
Combine with 1 cup water and sugar in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook 30-40 minutes until peel is tender, translucent and liquid is a thick syrup. Remove from heat.
Carefully with fork, remove strips from syrup and spread out on a baking tray heavily dusted with sugar. Toss to coat. As they cool, break apart clumps. Allow to cool overnight.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Favorites uses: dipped in melted dark chocolate to snack or mixed into baked goods.