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How are chillies preserved in oil?

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Chillies are best preserved in olive oil. They are submerged in the oil and canned. This allows them to stay fresh all year.

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Chillies are not in season the entire year. By canning them, the flavor stays fresh and can be used all year long.

Step 1: Purchase the chillies.

Buy fresh peppers. Discard any that are spoiling.

Step 2: Clean jars.

Wash and boil the jars to sterilize them to prevent bacteria from growing. Allow them to dry completely.

Step 3: Prepare the chillies.

Chop or roast the peppers. Chopping them will emit a spicier flavor.

Step 4: Mix the liquid.

Pour 1 cup of water, 3/4 cup of oil and 5 cups of vinegar together. Add a dash of salt and boil.

Step 5: Fill the jars.

Place the peppers in the jars and cover with liquid. Boil the containers for 15 minutes, or until the tops of the jars have sealed.

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