Refrigerator Pickled Hot Peppers
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Wear disposable gloves when handling the peppers, as they can burn the skin.
Recipe type: Food Preservation - Pickles
Serves: approximately 3 quarts
  • 2 quarts of water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup pickling salt
  • 2 to 3 pounds of hot peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic
  1. Wash 3 quart jars and the lids - set aside.
  2. Measure the water, vinegar and salt into a 3 quart sauce pan, and stir until salt is dissolved. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Wash and dry the peppers, and cut however you like - smaller slices means more will fit into the jars, but they look nice just cut in half the long way.
  4. Peel the garlic cloves.
  5. Divide the peppers and garlic evenly between the jars, pressing down to fill in spaces.
  6. Carefully pour in the brine, making sure that the peppers are completely covered.
  7. Screw on the lids, and leave at room temperature for 2 or 3 days and then store in the refrigerator. They can be eaten fairly quickly, but are best after sitting a least a month. They will keep for several months in the fridge.
Remember - these aren't canned, so after a couple days, they must be refrigerated.
Recipe by The Creekside Cook at