anyone have an easy way to pickle jalapenos?

peeplessinNC

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A few years ago I pickled some hot banana peppers for a friend, but I've sort of forgotten what I did. Any help?

Thanks!
 

Dragonfly Ranch

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Here is how I do mine and everyone loves them. Nice balanceor hot and sweet from the carrots and onions.

Pickled Jalapenos (Escabeche)
From Sandee at Dragonfly Ranch

2 pounds Jalapeno or Serrano chile peppers
1/3 cup Olive Oil
2 medium white onions, thickly sliced
2 medium carrots, peeled and thickly sliced
1 head garlic, cloves separated but not peeled
3 cups apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Kosher or Sea Salt
2 bay leaves
½ teaspoon dried oregano
4 sprigs of fresh marjoram or 1/4 teaspoon dried (I don't usually have & its fine without)
4 sprigs of fresh thyme or ¼ teaspoon dried
1 Tbsp sugar

Wash chile peppers, leaving the stems intact. Cut a cross in the tip end of each chile so that the vinegar will be able to penetrate.

Heat oil in a large, deep skillet. Add chilies, onion, carrots and garlic. Fry over medium heat for about 10 minutes, turning them over occasionally.
Add vinegar, salt, herbs, and sugar and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes for Serrano’s or 10 minutes for jalapenos.

Pack in half-pints or quarts sterilized jars. Top with the vinegar and seal. Process in water bath for 10 minutes for half-pints and 15 minutes for quarts.

Once opened, can keep for one month in the refrigerator – if they last that long! Enjoy
 

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