Sunday, March 25, 2012

it's a good evening for processing jalapenos!

Given 25 pounds of jalapeno by my good friend H.E. I've attempted several times this past week to make some of my husband's favorite pickled jalapenos. Not being able to recall exactly what I put in it was causing a bit of hesitancy, not to mention the sheer volume of jalapenos required a block of time sufficient unto the need!  Finally, after questioning my husband as to the taste, tasting the vinegar myself from a previous jar, researching different recipes, and seeing what I had on hand, I came to a conclusion.  Here is what I believe to be the same simple recipe I used last time that the Hubs enjoyed so well:
Roasted Jalapenos
Onion chunks
Garlic cloves
vinegar/sugar/water in the following proportions
12 cups white vinegar
6 cups water
1 cup sugar
I roasted the jalapenos on my stove top, filled the jars with 2 cloves garlic, roasted jalapenos and chunks of white onion. This time I also added baby carrots :) 
I then filled the jars 1/4" from the top with the hot vinegar/water/sugar mixture and water bath processed for 25 minutes. I've processed 23 quarts and 1 pint so far.
 As you can see I still have quite a few jalapenos left.
Tomorrow I'll go shopping and pick up the ingredients I need for my friend T.K.'s Cowboy Candy :) For that recipe, follow the link! And now I'm finished for the night, and it's only midnight! Not bad! :)


Terri said...

its about time to test the ones I put up! I'll let ya know tomorrow!
that's a LOT of fat jalapenos!

Carolynn Stewart said...

It sure is ain't it?! You should have seen the pile before I canned 24 jars! OY! Let me know how your recipe turns out :)