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How do you can hot peppers in vinegar?

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Can or pickle hot peppers in vinegar buy combining the peppers with white vinegar, salt, celery seed and mustard seed in a sterilized jar. Another option is to combine peppers and vinegar in a glass bottle, allowing the mixture to cure over a couple of weeks.

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Can hot peppers for use in salads, sandwiches and soups by packing a variety of cayenne, habanero or jalapeno peppers into a sterilized pint jar. In a sauce pan, add 6 cups of white vinegar and 2 cups of water. Season with 4 tablespoons of kosher salt, 3 tablespoons of black peppercorns, 3 tablespoons of celery seed and 3 tablespoons of mustard seed. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then pour it over the packed peppers to within 1/4 inch of the lip of the jar. Place the jar lids and bands in boiling water with the jars for 10 minutes to seal them.

Make a simple pepper vinegar condiment using a similar method. First, fill a glass bottle with hot peppers. Boil white vinegar and apple cider vinegar in a saucepan, and then pour the vinegars over the peppers. Allow the bottle to cure at room temperature for up to three weeks before using. The peppers and pepper vinegar sauce can be used in vinaigrettes, soups, pastas and sandwiches.

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