Peter Piper

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers!

YES!

I can say it really fast, can you?  I can also make pickled peppers.  This comes in handy since I don’t personally know Peter Piper.  These are fast, easy and delicious.  And they last for YEARS.  I opened my last jar from 2012 just last week and used them on a pizza, still yummy!  So if your peppers are growing like crazy and running out your ears, pickle those babies!

pepper

I weighed my peppers first, there were 1.5 pounds total.

peppers

Then I sliced them.

peppersThen I stuffed them into Mason jars, pack them pretty tight!
pepper

All that’s left to do is boil vineger, sugar and spices together……

seeds

I added mustard seeds, dill seeds and I wanted to add celery seeds but I didn’t have any so I dashed a little celery salt in.

Most of the jars were straight sweet banana pepper but I threw some jalapenos in the last jar, just for fun!  And heat.

pepper

Pour the boiling vinegar mixture over the peppers, leaving just a little room at the top.  Seal them up and let them sit for 2 weeks and they are ready to eat!  You can process them in a water bath if you want.  I didn’t and they sealed fine on their own.  Just be sure and check to make sure they are sealed before putting them away.

pepper

And you will always have pepper for your pizza!

2 thoughts on “Peter Piper

  1. Fab idea! I am a HUGE fan of heat – hot anything! I need to find someplace to source cheap veggies though. They’re pretty pricey over here, and I did not get any peppers planted this year. I’ll keep you posted!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s