Saturday, October 3, 2009

Can she can she can she?!


Yes, we CAN!!

I have been mad in the kitchen lately 'cause the garden has been put to bed, and I have boxes of pears, apples, tomatoes, plums, and peppers in our little house - and they invited a bunch of dark bellied dew lovers in to visit. Well, I really got annoyed that the DewLover family keep inviting more and more relatives over, so the produce.... is going to have to produce!

for this batch of Honeyed Pickled Peppers I used about equal amounts jalapenos, banana peppers, and ripened, red banana peppers.
I assume that you know enough to sterilize your jars and use proper pepper precautions such as wear gloves and don't touch your eyes!! ;-)

For 4 Pints (8 - 1/2 pt. jars):

Prepare about 2 - 2 1/4 pounds peppers: wash, slice into 1/2" rings, and seed.

Prepare brine:
4 c. organic ("live" - the type with the mother in the bottom!)) cider vinegar
2 Tbs. (or, my method: 2 large bloops out of the jug) of honey
2 tsp salt
2 heaping Tbs. pickling spice mix
Heat all of the above in a sauce pan to boiling.

Prepare (clean) jars: into each jar, place
3-4 black peppercorns
1 clove garlic -sliced

Equally distribute jalapeno/banana/red pepper slices in jars
Pour the hot brine over the ppeppers to 1/2" headspace, cover with sterile 2-part lids, and hot water bath for 10 minutes.

Let them mellow for a couple of weeks before eating - on a cracker with cream cheese, on a big bratwurst, scooped into scrambled eggs... oooh, pepper possibilities!

adapted: Joy of Pickling by Linda Ziedrich

1 comment:

camelia said...

Hello,


We bumped into your blog and we really liked it - great recipes YUM YUM.
We would like to add it to the Petitchef.com.

We would be delighted if you could add your blog to Petitchef so that our users can, as us,
enjoy your recipes.

Petitchef is a french based Cooking recipes Portal. Several hundred Blogs are already members
and benefit from their exposure on Petitchef.com.

To add your site to the Petitchef family you can use http://en.petitchef.com/?obj=front&action=site_ajout_form or just go to Petitchef.com and click on "Add your site"

Best regards,

Vincent
petitchef.com