While making these candied peels, you are also making infused simple syrup. This syrup should definitely be saved and used in tea, iced tea, cocktails and even pancakes.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Keyword lemon, syrup
2tbsof extra fine sugar for coating
Using a vegetable peeler, peel the skin off the lemon, trying not to get the white part. Slice the peels into thinner strips.
Add the peels into the small pot and cover it with water. Bring it to boil and boil for about 30 second. Drain the peels and rinse with cold water. Repeat two more times.
Combine 1 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in a small pot. Heat up on medium heat and stir until the sugar is melted. Add the peels and bring the water to boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook for about an hour.
Drain off the lemon simple syrup into a container and save it. Toss the peels in fine sugar and lay them out to dry.