Fresh ginger that has been slowly cooked in sugar water and rolled in coarse sugar to preserve it. Also known as candied ginger or glace ginger, it has a wonderful sweet spicy taste and is commonly used in desserts and can easily be made at home (See recipes 102933 and 123111).
Find it in the spice section in Asian markets.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to three months.
1/8 tsp ground ginger = 1 tbsp crystallized ginger