Yep, more pickles. This recipe is perfect for those of you with a glut of banana peppers, whether you grew them yourself or you have a generous friend or farmer.
I like pickled banana peppers on lots of things. Like pizza, for instance. Sandwiches. On top of green salads. Inside mayo-based salads. With a fork. I imagine that you can come up with some creative uses for these guys.
Refrigerator Pickled Banana Peppers Recipe
- 1 pound banana peppers
- 3 cups vinegar (5% acidity, can be white or apple cider)
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 peppers, sliced length-wise (optional)
Slice banana peppers into thin rings. Remove seeds and ribs, if desired. Even though banana peppers are not very hot, I still highly recommend wearing gloves for this step. Not based on experience or anything…
Fill mason jar to the top with pepper rings and add garlic cloves and peppers to the jar. I used serrano peppers because that’s what we had that day, but choose your pepper according to how hot you like your pickled peppers. Or leave them out altogether.
In a saucepan, heat the vinegar, water, salt, and sugar and stir until dissolved. Bring it to a boil and pour into the jar over the peppers. Let cool a bit, tighten lid on the jar, and let cool completely. Once the jar is room temperature, put in the refrigerator. Hold yourself back for at least 24 hours before eating.
Refrigerator pickles stay good for up to 3 months, but I doubt they make it that long.
Let’s say you have way more than a pound of peppers. If you’d like to can them so that they’re shelf stable, follow my Simple Canning Instructions and process the jars of banana peppers in boiling water for 10 minutes. Pickles processed properly will last in a cool dark place for up to a year. If they look funny, toss them. Botulism ain’t no joke.
What’s your favorite way to use pickled banana peppers? I’m always up for a new way of incorporating pickles into my every day meals.
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jars (these are pretty: Ball Jar Heritage Collection Pint Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 6)
beginner canning tools set (Norpro 6 Piece Canning Set)
my grandparents’ antique enamel kitchen table (similar)