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How to Ferment Peppers & Kitchen Progress

Fermenting foods is a great (and healthy) way to use some of the garden bounty. Learn how to do a simple pepper fermentation.

Fermenting foods is a great (and healthy) way to use some of the garden bounty. Learn how to do a simple pepper fermentation.

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How to Ferment Peppers

Fermenting foods is a great (and healthy) way to use some of the garden bounty. Learn how to do a simple pepper fermentation.

Fermenting foods is a great (and healthy) way to use some of the garden bounty.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 21 days
Total Time 21 days 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • (See Note)
  • sliced peppers, seeded or unseeded (according to your preference)
  • sea salt
  • water (non-chlorinated - well, spring or filtered)
  • garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

Instructions

To begin, place a crushed garlic clove in each wide mouthed jar.

Fill the jars with your sliced peppers. You'll want to leave about and inch and a half at the top. Pack the peppers in snugly.

Combine your salt and water for the brine in a ratio of 1 teaspoon sea salt per cup of water. Stir until the salt is dissolved.

Pour the brine into the jars until it covers the peppers.

Place a fermentation weight over the top of the peppers.

Cover with a fermentation lid and close with lid ring.

Place the jars in a location out of direct sunlight.

The peppers will ferment for 2 - 3 weeks. Taste after 2 weeks to see if they are ready. If not, let them go another week. Once they are ready, cover with a standard jar lid and store in the refrigerator.

Notes

The total quantities you will need, will be based upon how many peppers you are pickling. See the instructions.

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This recipe was shared in Meal Plan Monday.

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