Some of you have my recipe I use for these. Some of you have eaten them. And some of you, like me, can’t get enough of them. For those of you who don’t have the recipe, here it is….make them. Serve them over a block of cream cheese. Serve them on a burger. Serve them on a hot dog. Serve them with some black eyed peas and corn bread with a side of collards. Throw in a piece of fried chicken if you want. Or, like some of us, eat them straight out of the jar. You heard me right. They are that good, they are that addictive. Put them on a cracker and go to town.
And they couldn’t be easier.
1 (12 oz) jar sliced pickled jalapenos
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp grated lime rind (or better known as lime zest)
Drain jalapeno slices, discarding liquid and reserving jar and lid. Toss together jalapeno slices, sugar and lime zest in a small bowl. Let stand 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Spoon jalapeno mixture into reserved jar. Scrape remaining sugar from bottom and sides of bowl into jar. Cover jar with lid and chill 48 hours or up to 1 week. , shaking jar occasionally.
Rule of thumb; Wake up, shake jar and turn jar over. Come in from work, play, etc. shake jar and turn jar over other direction. Do this for a couple of days or until the sugar dissolves. Then the magic has happened. Open, and enjoy. Oh, my, oh, me.
Go for it. You won’t be sorry.