Frugal Foodie Mama: Refrigerator Pickled Pepper Rings

Monday, September 5, 2016

Refrigerator Pickled Pepper Rings

Whether you like it spicy or mild, you will love how easy these Refrigerator Pickled Pepper Rings are to make...
Whether you like it spicy or mild, you will love how easy these Refrigerator Pickled Pepper Rings are to make.

While hanging out at my parents' the weekend before last, my dad begged me to take home some of the peppers on his pepper plant. He had more than he knew what to do with and thought maybe I could help lighten up his pepper load for him. The exchange went something like this...

Dad: "Hey, you want to grab a bag and take whatever peppers are on this plant home with you?"
Me: "Maybe... how hot are they?"
Dad: "Ahhhhh... they are not all that bad. Just a little heat."
Me: "Okay then. I have been wanting to try to make my own pickled pepper rings, so perfect timing! I don't mind if they have a little kick to them."

Fast forward to a few days later when I had whipped up a couple of pint jars of these pickled pepper rings & was about to try my first pepper ring. First bite? A little warm, but I can handle this. Second bite? Ummmmm... my tongue is on fire! "Just a little heat", my booty! Needless to say, my dad had a jar of these spicy pickled babies in his hands the very next day. I think maybe he had this all planned- what do you all think? ;)

The great thing about this pickled pepper rings recipe is that they can be as hot or as mild as you would like- it all depends on which peppers you use to make these. If you can't get enough spicy heat, then opt for Hungarian Wax or Sante Fe Grande (which is what *I think* I used here) peppers. If you like it a little more mild (like myself), then grab some banana peppers to make these pepper rings... 
Whether you like it spicy or mild, you will love how easy these Refrigerator Pickled Pepper Rings are to make.
Refrigerator Pickled Pepper Rings
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15minutes
Ingredients (2 pint jars)
  • 12-14 banana or Hungarian Wax peppers, sliced into rings
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground Turmeric
Instructions
Make sure you sterilize your pint jars, lids, & rings prior to using them for this recipe.

Drop 1 smashed garlic clove into each prepared jar. Then fill each jar evenly with the sliced pepper rings. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, whisk together the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, & Turmeric. Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, remove from the heat and funnel the hot pickling liquid into each jar of pepper rings leaving a 1/2 inch space at the top of the jar.

Place the lids & rings onto the jars & allow them to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 24 hours before eating. These peppers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Enjoy!

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Whether you like it spicy or mild, you will love how easy these Refrigerator Pickled Pepper Rings are to make.

I plan on making another less spicy batch of these pickled pepper rings later this week after I pick up some fresh banana peppers from the local farmers market. Even though I couldn't get behind the heat level in this first batch, the flavor of these pepper rings was spot on. They are great for eating on sandwiches or hot dogs and for topping pizzas & salads with. :)
Whether you like it spicy or mild, you will love how easy these Refrigerator Pickled Pepper Rings are to make.

What is your preferred level of heat when it comes to pickled peppers? 

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