Cowboy Candy

I found a recipe for Candied Jalapenos and had to try it.  Now I haven’t “tried” it, as in, Eaten it… yet… but I CAN’T wait!!

Cut up 3 lbs of Jalapenos… please use gloves and protective eye wear (someday I’ll let you know how I know why to do this!)

Keep Children (and dogs) out of kitchen while you cut up peppers… It will be hard, they love to help… they want to be where you are… you … must… resist….

Once your peppers are cut up, you remove your gloves and wash the counters, floor and surrounding cabinets, lights, random cups that happened to be on the counter while you were doing this job because it was 8 at night….put 6 cups of sugar into a pot, with 1/2 tsp of tumeric and celery seed, 3 tsp granulated garlic ( I used whole cloves put through the garlic press, you need one clove per 1/4 tsp granulated)

gorgeous isn’t it??  Now add 2 cups of cider vinegar

simmer for 5 minutes

add peppers to syrup mixture and simmer for 4 min… exactly.. do not go over… do not skimp and go under…. there will be mayhem, there will be chaos…. not really, just make sure it simmers for 4 min….

sooo yummy… after the 4 minutes are up remove peppers to hot, clean jars.  You can use any size you like…

now reduce the syrup by bringing to a rolling boil and let boil for 6 min… a rolling boil, not a strolling, or skipping… or even jumping boil, but a rip roaring rolling boil.  rolling, rolling. rolling… gotta get it rolling… get ’em in get ’em out…uh.. oops sorry, moving on…

Once the syrup has boiled for 6 minutes pour over the peppers leaving 1/4 inch of headroom.  Insert a wooden dowel, chopstick, or any other such pointy object, around inside of jar to get trapped air bubbles out.  Wipe rims of jars with damp cloth to get any sticky residue off.  Can using your favorite method, mine being a pressure cooker, for the allotted time.  I did mine at 10 lbs for 10 min.  A water bath canner would have different times.  You can call your local agriculture exchange for that information.

Allow jars to mellow for 2 weeks to a month before using.  Use on sandwiches, in recipes or just out of the jar.  I’ll let you know how we like it!!

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1 Response to Cowboy Candy

  1. Robin says:

    Save me a bite…or better yet, a jar!

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