June 2, 2009

i'm not peter piper...

...but I did pickle some peppers.


I dill-pickled 'em, to be exact.

This endeavor was triggered by a pickling post I recently saw on The Kitchn and my never-ending love for dilly beans.

Here's what I did:
-I capped, seeded, and de-veined a huge bag full of peppers. Important note: Wash your hands thoroughly after doing this, even if you naively think the peppers are mild and in no way hot. [Heed my words. I (and my left eyeball) learned this the hard way.]
-I prepared the
brine recipe perfected by my Mamoxicillan, and heated it to its boiling point.
-I covered the peppers in the brine and left them in the fridge for two days so everyone could meet and get to know each other. (You could certainly can them if you'd like.)


Yes indeedly, pickled peppers please my palate, even if Peter Piper didn't pick a peck for me.

55 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I'm so into pickling now too! They look great, I love nibbling on pickles plus they're better for you than sweets when you're feeling peckish!

Leslie said...

very cool, I would have never thought to pickle peppers on my own

Albany Jane said...

cuu-ute! I am excited for my CSA to start so I can begin pickling all the 'extras'

sliceofsueshe said...

Wow, that's really cool. I've never thought about pickling my own foods.

kat said...

Once I started getting all the lovely little peppers from the farm I need to do this

zoe said...

yum!! I love pickled peppers!

Dawn said...

Love the intro!
I am a pepper-holic. Eat them with my eggs almost every day.
Must try this one, as I love pickled eggs. Do you like pickled eggs?

Michele said...

Your post cracked me up! Your pickled peppers look great!

Jeff said...

I can't count the amount of times I have thrown away contact lenses because of mishandling peppers. I know have plastic gloves near the kitchen that I always use.

picked peppers are a great snack too!

Laura said...

Oh what fun, I want to try this! And I love your opening line.

OhioMom said...

How colorful .. and tasty!

Chef Fresco said...

Woohhh, I never pickle anymore... well not since I was like five and opened a big bad of pickling lime in my eye and had to where an eye patch for two weeks, so consider your eye experience lucky.

Barbara said...

Perfect post- funny, pretty photo and a delicious recipe for pickling peppers.

Peter M said...

Umm, I heart peppers...could eat a whole jar.

Gloria said...

Grace Love this really!!! xoxoxGloria

Marjie said...

It doesn't look like a peck of pickled peppers. Great color, though!

Pam said...

I've never pickled peppers before - you make me want to try.

Culinary Wannabe said...

So do you eat them just like pickles? I bet they would be great on sandwiches.

The Blonde Duck said...

I didn't know you could pickle a pepper!

Robin Sue said...

You go girl! This make me want to pickle something. Anything.

lisa said...

Ok, it's decided. At some point before the summer is over, I have to make some pickled peppers! They sound great.

Helene said...

So cute, I love pickled peppers.

doggybloggy said...

tasty - I had a girlfriend a long time ago named jennifer and I brought jars of this stuff (similar but not exactly- pickled hot peppers) to her house early on and her mom called it 'jenny bait'

Bunny said...

Pickled peppers could be used for so many things Grace , thanks for telling us how to do it!

Mrs. L said...

Dill pickle anything totally works for me. I may have to try this.

Lynda said...

You're so cute, and I'm glad you pickled those peppers- they sound so addictive and remind me of my mothers' pickled peppers and spicy dills! My mouth is watering just looking at your pictures!

Lori said...

We just polished off the last jar of my dilly beans. These pickled peppers look like they would be just the thing to eat until I can 'can' some more beans. Yum- good thinking Grace!

Donna-FFW said...

These pickled peppers are probably perfectly pleasing to the most pickiest pepper eater.

Hornsfan said...

Great looking pickled peppers - I love the colors...I know the pain your left eye experienced, it's baaad news!

Abby said...

A great thing to try when we have peppers running out of our ears this summer!

My mom makes sweet pickles. I guess some people call them bread and butter? But I think that's a dumb name.

Have you seen everything Smitten Kitchen pickles? Even grapes!

Juliana said...

This a really nice way to keep them "fresh". Love the colors...yummie!

Sharon said...

I've never pickled anything but now I'm craving these on top of a grilled cheese sandwich. Is that weird?

Sophie said...

What a creative idea! How wonderful are the colours!
I must try this,...

finsmom said...

I love making pickles, but have never tried peppers!
These sound great!
Thanks for sharing!

Lucy said...

These look great and just loving them! My Mom would make this way, and duh! I never gave it a thought, instead I've been buying them! Not anymore! Thanks, great post!

Stacey said...

Your last part made me laugh!

This seems easier than I expected it to be! I will have to try it out!

Chef Jeena said...

So colourful Grace looks like they turned out gorgeous.

MaryBeth said...

I really don't do peppers but the color of them are wonderful...

foodhoe said...

Those look beautiful, I love pepperocinis and pretty much any other pickle that I've met!

dessertobsessed said...

hhahahaa cute post!

Pam said...

I just bought The Joy of Pickling yesterday! I plan on pickling everything in sight!

Jessica@FoodMayhem said...

OMG, I had a terrible experience once seeding jalapenos. Long story but let's just say I agree with you on the precaution.

Sophie said...

I could so throw these on a burger right now, even though it's about 8 AM! :D

Penny said...

I haven't pickled anything in a long time. You've inspired me!

alexandra said...

Oh yum! I have been dying to pickle jalapenos. and green beans and anything really I could stick into a bloody mary

giz said...

I'm sniffing a new event called Pick a Peck with how many ways can you use pickled peppers. I would put them in everything - right up there on my "I love this" chart.

SB in SB said...

Just found your blog and I love it. I'm another Southern girl gone astray and am also passionate about food. I will definitely be back frequently to enjoy your musings. Thanks!

noble pig said...

That is seriously a great idea.

unconfidentialcook said...

I never considered pickling peppers...for real. What a great idea!

Bridgett said...

While I am not a fan of pickled peppers, I know my Dad would be so I should make a batch for him.

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

Very creative way to introduce your recipe. I love it!

kellypea said...

I've been thinking I might be a piper or something. In my old age (heee...) I've been more interested in things like this as long as they're not too sweet. Then I could slather it all over everything like boigahs and grilled snawsages...Mmmm...

Paula said...

I want to pickle a peck of peppers! :-) I thank you and your left eye for passing on the tip about washing hands! Seriously, tho, I would love to pickle peppers! They look lovely!

Vera said...

This is so my kind of food!

kimberleyblue said...

I'm planning on trying pickling for the first time this summer - thanks for making it look so easy and delicious!