CANDIED ORANGE PEEL|
6 medium oranges
4 c. water
1 Tbsp. salt
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
Cut peel of each orange into sixths; loosen from pulp
with bowl of spoon. Remove most of the white membrane from
peel. In bowl combine peel, the 4 cups of water and salt.
Weight with a plate to keep peel under water; let stand over-
night. Drain; wash thoroughly. In saucepan, cover peel with
cold water; heat to boiling. Drain. Repeat 3 times. With
kitchen shears, cut peel into strips. In saucepan, combine
peel (about 2 cups), the 2 cups sugar and the 1/2 cup water.
Heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Cook slowly until peel is
translucent. Drain and roll in sugar. Dry on wire rack. Mama
also candied grapefruit peel.
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