Mildly hot, addictive, medium peppers for Greek salads. It has been very difficult for me to resist eating these as fast as I put them up. They are the star of the year from my 2013 garden. I will pickle as many as I can, give very few away, and grow Pepperoncinis again next year!
- Put pint jars (plus 1/2 pint, in case you have too many peppers) and lids in pan with water to boil, along with tongs and canning funnel. Bring to boil while continuing other steps. Reduce heat, or turn off after boiling for 10 minutes.
- Wash peppers in cold water, set aside to drain.
- Bring vinegar, water, and salt to a boil and maintain.
- Drain jars.
- Blanch garlic cloves and place in jars.
- Slit each pepper vertically and pack into jars.
- Pour hot liquid over peppers allowing slightly more than 1/2" head space.
- Carefully pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into jar being very careful not to get any on lid.
- Process, as you wish (10 minutes in boiling water bath), or not. I do not process my pickles.
- Store in cool dark place. Ready in 3 weeks (but I have been known to open a jar the next day), refrigerate after opening.
These pepperoncini's are awesome, they are so easy to do and taste great. I refrigerated them before opening and the peppers are soooo crispy. I am doing all my peppers this way from now on. If you are growing them make a bigger batch of vinegar brine and refrigerate until you are ready to use as the peppers ripen. Definitely growing MORE pepperoncini's nex year t!<br/> I would love to see Sweetiebarbaras pickle recipie!
This recipe was so easy and delicious! I will make these every year. Thank you!