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Mexican-Style Pickled Peppers And Jicama

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Ingredients
  Banana peppers 1⁄2 Pound
  Jicama 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Pickling salt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Boiled in salt water)
  Vinegar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Dried basil 4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm)
Directions

Slice peppers crosswise into 1/2 inch strips; rinse and discard seeds and any interior pulp.
Peel and slice jicama lengthwise into 4 inch long sticks.
In a large mixing bowl combine 4 cups of the water and the salt.
Add peppers and jicama.
Let stand overnight.
Drain and rinse well.
In a large saucepan combine the remaining water, vinegar, and basil.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
Pack peppers and jicama into clean, hot pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
Add one clove of garlic to each jar.
Pour the hot vinegar solution over pepper mixture, stirring solution to keep herbs evenly distributed.
Leave 1/2 inch headspace in each jar.
Wipe rims.
Adjust lids; process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
(Start timing after the water comes to boiling.) Cover and chill overnight.
If desired, before serving, open jar and remove 2 tablespoons of the vinegar solution and add 2 tablespoons oil.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Side Dish

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