Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Indoor Container Garden - City Living
by countrynaturals Today at 13:06

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals Today at 12:49

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals Today at 9:05

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by bigdogrock Today at 8:26

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by plantoid Today at 7:59

» has55's R & D Journey
by trolleydriver Today at 5:00

» Julia Child's French Onion Soup
by sanderson Yesterday at 23:54

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 19:26

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Roseinarosecity Yesterday at 19:03

» Sweet Potatoes
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 14:36

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:12

» Areogardening
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:45

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:55

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by saganco Yesterday at 8:11

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising Fri 15 Dec 2017 - 16:57

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising Fri 15 Dec 2017 - 16:53

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by sanderson Fri 15 Dec 2017 - 10:41

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Fri 15 Dec 2017 - 4:51

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Thu 14 Dec 2017 - 19:42

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Thu 14 Dec 2017 - 8:01

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Thu 14 Dec 2017 - 3:32

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 15:03

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 14:28

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 12:04

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Wed 13 Dec 2017 - 5:24

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco Tue 12 Dec 2017 - 18:10

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson Tue 12 Dec 2017 - 11:29

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco Tue 12 Dec 2017 - 10:15

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan Mon 11 Dec 2017 - 15:39

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals Mon 11 Dec 2017 - 8:44

Google

Search SFG Forum

Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  twodaend on Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 14:20

I have grown a few sweet banana peppers and I'm looking for them to taste like the ones at Subway. I found out that they are pickled, so I'm looking for a few different recipes that will mimic the taste. I came across this one Sweet Pickled Banana Peppers and I figured I'll give it a try.

My question is, do I have to use canning jars? I have a few empty jars that came from the store that had relish, pasta sauce, pickles, etc with screw on tops that I was wondering if I could re-use for my pickled banana peppers experiment. I don't plan on keeping these for long term storage, but for placing in the refrigerator while the flavor develops and then eating rather quickly. (If they taste like the ones from Subway)

This is my first gardening year, so I'm hoping to figure out what I like, to be able to store things next year with proper canning jars.

Thanks
avatar
twodaend

Posts : 66
Join date : 2012-06-10
Age : 38
Location : Plainfield, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  gwennifer on Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 15:08

Hey twodaend - so funny that you posted this. I made my hubby a sandwich with pepporoncini's (the pickled banana peppers) from the grocery store just today and told the girls we could grow banana peppers and make our own next year!

There was just a Rookie Topic on canning posted this past Friday and the author rowena___. said that commercial jars are not made for re-use. Here's the link so you can see the reasoning:Introduction to canning

I bet you could pick up a cheap set of canning jars at your local Goodwill or Salvation Army - even just a few. I can understand not wanting to spend the money if you don't know if you're going to like it - maybe ask neighbors and friends and someone you know might already have some you could borrow. When you eat them up they can be returned!
avatar
gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Vancouver, WA

View user profile http://www.bluekeypm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  rowena___. on Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 16:37

commercial jars are not intended for the heat processing of home canners. but they are perfectly fine to use for making refrigerator pickles, as those jars are never heat processed.
avatar
rowena___.

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 438
Join date : 2011-01-06
Location : nashville, TN

View user profile http://www.romesticity.com, www.rostitchery.com, www.the-ella-ec

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  RoOsTeR on Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 17:56

Here's another recipe for peppers Nonna.PapaVino posted a couple of weeks ago.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t13434-hot-peppers-canned-pickled-etc

I plan on trying it for some of my peppers. Banana's included. Nonna knows her way around the kitchen so I'm sure this is good stuff!

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4316
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  ericam on Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 18:02

I reuse screw top jars regularly for my jam and have never had a problem. Just make sure you sterilize the jars and lids and put the jam or pickles in the jar and seal it whilst it is still very hot.

I make jam in my bread maker which is only 2 to 3 jars at a time so I put the glass jars in the oven for at least 10 mins at around 100C, (sorry I can't be bothered converting that to Fahrenheit right now but as long as it's over water boiling point). Then the lids I put in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water and leave them there until I'm read to seal the jars at which point I pull them out of the water, shake the water off and put them straight on the jars.

You can get commercial sterilizing products as well but I try to avoid the chemicals and my method works fine. Both my mum and I have been reusing jars like this for years and have never had a problem.

Just make sure the jar lids are in good condition before you use them, any sign of rust etc, chuck them out.
avatar
ericam

Female Posts : 283
Join date : 2012-01-27
Age : 40
Location : Grenfell, NSW, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  twodaend on Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 19:42

Thanks everyone, especially rowena. I cut up one of my sweet banana peppers to taste and yuck. Well not really yuck, but my mind and taste buds where expecting something different which lead me to pickling. Since the refrigerator method is acceptable, I try a couple of recipes, but next year, I plan on investing in canning equipment.
avatar
twodaend

Posts : 66
Join date : 2012-06-10
Age : 38
Location : Plainfield, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  twodaend on Wed 15 Aug 2012 - 8:31

I went ahead with the pickling process of the sweet banana peppers so now it is just time to hurry up and wait. I ended up using this recipe instead. Easy Pickled Banana Peppers



avatar
twodaend

Posts : 66
Join date : 2012-06-10
Age : 38
Location : Plainfield, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  cheyannarach on Wed 15 Aug 2012 - 10:21

Those look wonderful! Congrats!
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  gwennifer on Wed 15 Aug 2012 - 16:49

Very cool! Thanks for the follow up and the new recipe. Let us know how you like them - and how close they taste to the Subway ones!
avatar
gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Vancouver, WA

View user profile http://www.bluekeypm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  elliephant on Wed 15 Aug 2012 - 18:43

I'm glad to hear you didn't go with the first recipe you posted because I've tried that one and I can tell you they definitely don't turn out like the Subway ones. Let us know if the recipe you ended up using does taste like them, because that's what I want, too! (And I've had banana peppers coming out my ears for months!)

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 42
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  CWJones on Thu 16 Aug 2012 - 14:22

There are some jars with store bought products that are canning jars designed to withstand the heat of water bath and pressure canning. These jars are marked MASON and accept standard canning rings and lids. The ones I've found and used came with pasta sauces from Classico and Ragu and others. Do not reuse the lid for canning but I do keep the lids for storing the open jar in the fridge later. The advantage I've found with using these jars is they are smaller, 24oz, than a quart and with a water bath the water can cover the tops for the recommended one inch during processing. I call it a "short quart" and it is my favorite Bread &Butter pickle canning jar.

CWJ
avatar
CWJones

Male Posts : 20
Join date : 2012-02-25
Location : N W TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  walshevak on Thu 16 Aug 2012 - 16:25

DO NOT RECAN IN CLASSICO JARS. They have a special coating and are thinner than regular mason jars.

from the classico site.
http://www.classico.com/faq.aspx

Kay

PS. from another site

I see that the Classico sauces coming to the store now are in different jars. Still marked "Atlas Mason" but smaller mouth than a mason lid. Maybe this issue is the reason

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  rowena___. on Sun 19 Aug 2012 - 15:16

@CWJones wrote:There are some jars with store bought products that are canning jars designed to withstand the heat of water bath and pressure canning. These jars are marked MASON and accept standard canning rings and lids.

this information is incorrect. the word "mason" on a commercial jar, known as a "packer's jar", does not indicate that it is designed to withstand home canning. "mason" is not even a brand, it is a type of jar (the company brand is actually BALL). the word "mason" is just a decorative mark, nothing more.

there are no companies that i know of selling mass-processed food in jars that state their jars are suitable for reuse in the home canning process.

certainly, people do reuse packers jars, but that is not recommended or endorsed by any agency that i know of. it is not a chance i am comfortable with in my kitchen, although i definitely appreciate the temptation to do so.

however, i find packers jars are fantastic for storing dehydrated foods, and when coupled with a vacuum sealer they make a great, cheap unit that is hard to beat. i like to paint the lids red, because i like red. Smile packers jars are also usually acceptable for freezing--so long as they are already cold, the contents are cold when packed, and there is enough headroom and the cap is loose enough to allow for expansion.
avatar
rowena___.

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 438
Join date : 2011-01-06
Location : nashville, TN

View user profile http://www.romesticity.com, www.rostitchery.com, www.the-ella-ec

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  twodaend on Fri 24 Aug 2012 - 17:42

I have been enjoying these banana peppers so much I forgot to give an update. I use the Easy Pickled Banana Peppers recipe and used 1 less teaspoon of salt since I used kosher salt. I made the vinegar, water and salt mixture and let the banana peppers sit in it in the refrigerator for a week before tasting. To me, these taste really close to those at subway. The color is a bit lighter and slightly less sweet, but a very close substitute for me. I have been eating them on sandwiches, pizza, steak, and salad.

I even joked with my wife that I'm going to try them in my cereal. rofl

avatar
twodaend

Posts : 66
Join date : 2012-06-10
Age : 38
Location : Plainfield, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  RoOsTeR on Fri 24 Aug 2012 - 17:50

Glad they turned out. For more color you can add tumeric Wink

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4316
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  elliephant on Sat 25 Aug 2012 - 6:33

Yay! Thanks for the update. I was looking at this thread again yesterday, wondering how they turned out.

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 42
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Subway Sweet Banana Peppers - Using Normal Jar

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum