Markets in Huế are flooded with pomelos now as these fruits are in their season. I love eating this juicy fruit and love its fragrant peel as well. I use its peel to make hair treatment and even snack.
I’ve recently made sugar-coated pomelo peel using Auntie Tuyết’s recipe. This is a great snack to pair with hot tea and it’s also a lovely cough remedy. If you’d like to make it yourself, here is how:
– Peel a pomelo fruit and slice the peel into thin stripes.
– Put the stripes in a plastic bag or box and leave them in the freezer for a day or more. This helps to make them crispy.
– Boil them in boiling water with salt for about 3-5 minutes to remove their bitterness.
– Drain them and wash them in cold water once or twice.
– Squeeze them to remove the water but do not make them too dry.
– Put them in a wok then add sugar in. Using about 200gram of sugar for one fruit’s peel will do. If you like, you could add in some honey.
– Stir them well and let them sit for about 15-30 minutes so the stripes can be well marinated.
– Put the wok on the stove and simmer the mixture on low heat.
– Stir them well until they get dried after about 30 minutes.
– Put the sugar-coated pomelo peel stripes in a jar to store after they cool down.