Candid Jalapenos (Cowboy Candy)

posted by Southern 09-02-98 2:21 AM

Candied Jalapenos (Cowboy Candy)
Recipe by: Galen Gann

First process:
4 lb. fresh jalepeno peppers, sliced
2 lb. onions, diced
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water

Second process:
6 to 8 cups sugar
2 Tbs. mustard seed
1 tsp. turmeric
2 tsp. celery seed (optional)
1 Tbs. garlic powder
1 tsp. ginger

Slice Jalapenos into thin slices and dice onions. (Wear a pair of rubber gloves for handling jalapenos, personal experience, do not touch your face!)

Place in pan with water and vinegar, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes or until tender. (Do not breath fumes.)

Note: you can use pickled slices for this. Pour off most of the water vinegar mixture (hint: keep juice for pepper jelly), add the sugar and spices bring to soft candy temperature to completely dissolve sugar about another 10 minutes.

Place boiling mixture into jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Adjust caps.

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