How To Dry Ginger
Wondering how to dry ginger? Do not fret, for this blog outlines the easiest way to dry ginger at home. Drying ginger is one of the best ways to preserve ginger for use later on. Ginger can be preserved in vodka too where it remains fresh for a very long time. Read on for instructions to dry ginger at home with ease and get those ginger roots ready…
Steps to Dry Ginger in Oven
- Wash ginger very well, to get rid of all mud, sand, and grit. Ginger root should be absolutely clean before it can be dried.
- Peel ginger using a peeler, and get rid of the brown skin.
- Make very thin slices of ginger. Alternately, ginger can be grated.
- Pat dry ginger slices with paper towels.
- Place ginger slices in a single layer on wire racks. Ensure that no two pieces touch each other.
- If ginger is grated, spread it on baking sheets.
- Place ginger inside oven.
- Make sure the temperature inside oven is around 130 to 140 degrees F.
- To maintain this temperature, keep oven door ajar with rolled aluminum foil.
- Dry ginger by baking for 10 to 15 hours.
- Turn ginger slices every 3 hours to facilitate even drying.
- Once ginger is dry and flaky, remove from oven.
- Let cool.
- Store in airtight containers and use for up to one year.
Sun Dry Ginger
People living in warm and sunny climate can dry ginger using solar power or in other words, the sun. Place the baking trays and sheets in a sunny place and cover with screens. Let the sun dry the ginger. Do not forget to bring in the trays in the evening. Place them again under the sun, the next day morning. Continue until ginger is completely dry. Store dried ginger in moisture free containers and use when required.
Drying ginger would ensure that your kitchen is always stocked with this spice, which is also a popular home remedy for many ailments.