Over the holidays, a friend from San Antonio gave us this giant lemon from his tree. That’s a full sized dinner plate under the lemon!
Our friend told us that the giant lemons are great for making candied lemon rind, so that’s what I did. I peeled the outside lumpy part off the rind, then dug out the pulp, then sliced the rind thin and soaked it overnight. The next day I boiled it for ten minutes, then added the same amount of sugar as the weight of the boiled rind, and when I put it back on the heat and stirred it the rind magically became translucent and soaked up the sugar. After drying it on waxed paper, it was just like the candied lemon peel you get in a candy store – go figure!