Many people are fond of hot chili pepper. However, pickling pepper is not a pleasant job. Here we choose a simple pepper pickling recipe: Always be sure to wash and dry your chili peppers before pickling them. Also, sterilize any jars and jar lids before using. Boil them on the stove for a half hour, or throw them in the dishwasher for a cycle or two. Here are a couple of pickling recipes to help get you started:
Simple Pepper Pickling Recipe
This is a bit like you'll find in some typical Mexican restaurants. Great when you want to serve the peppers as a side dish or at a picnic, especially if you like spicy carrots like I do.
- 1 pound chili peppers, quartered
- 1 pound sliced carrots
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1/8 cup salt
- 1/8 cup pepper
- 1/8 cup white pepper (optional)
- 2 cups white vinegar
- Dash of your favorite hot sauce
Bring the white vinegar to a boil in a small pot.
Add the sliced carrots, boil 10 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 10 minutes.
Remove from heat. Pour Contents into a jar (or several jars), screw on jar lid, and let cool.