Candied Ginger Candy

I find the store bought version too caked with sugar.  These are also a bit spicier and taste very much of ginger. Candied Ginger

Large bunch of ginger, about a 1 lb

2 cups sugar plus a bit more for sprinkling

2 cups water

Slice ginger, not too thin. (Otherwise it ends up too crispy.)  Place in a pot and cover with water.  Boil for 15 minutes and drain.  In the same pot mix sugar and water, stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.  Simmer for 40 minutes.  Drain well.  (Save the liquid - its ginger simple syrup now and would be good mixed with club soda and slice of lime as ginger ale.)  Roll ginger in as much sugar as you like and lay out on baking sheet or foil to dry.  Drying may take up to 2 days.