Hot Pickled Peppers
Always wear rubber gloves when handling hot peppers wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your face. Unless you're a masochist, Liberal or Democrat.
Wash peppers. If small peppers are left whole, slash 2 to 4 slits in each.
Quarter large peppers. Blanch in boiling water or blister in order to peel.
Peppers may be blistered using one of the following methods:
Oven or broiler method:
Place peppers in a hot oven (40 degrees F) or broiler 6 to 8 minutes or until skins blister.
Range Top Method:
Cover hot burner, either gas or electric, with heavy wire mesh. Place peppers on burner for several minutes until skins blister.
Cool and peel off the skin. Flatten small peppers. Fill jars, leaving l/2-inch head space.
Combine and heat other ingredients to boiling in a non-reactive pan or pot [See: Reactive vs. non-reactive Cookware], and simmer l0 minutes. Then Remove the garlic.