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                           PICKLED BANANA PEPPERS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      pounds        Banana peppers
    1      teaspoon      Dried oregano
    4      cups          Water
    5                    Or 6 cloves garlic
      1/3  cup           Salt
    3      cups          Water
    1 1/2  cups          Vinegar
    4      teaspoons     Dried basil -- crushed
 
 Slice the banana peppers in half lengthwise.  Rinse and discard the
 seeds as well as any interior pulp.
 Combine the 4 cups water and the salt. In a large bowl cover peppers
 with the salt solution. Let stand overnight. Drain;rinse well. In a
 large saucepan combine the 3 cups water, the vinegar, basil, and
 oregano. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, about 10
 minutes. Meanwhile pack banana peppers in hot clean half-pint jars,
 leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Add one clove of garlic to each jar. Pour
 the hot vinegar mixture over peppers, stirring the mixture to keep the
 herbs evenly distributed.  Leave 1/2 inch headspace in each jar. Prepare
 the lids according to manufacturer’s directions. Wipe jar rims.
 Adjust lids; process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Start timing
 when water returns to boiling.
 Makes 5 or 6 pints.
 
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