Hello all, I'm new to the site and thought I would share a hot pepper in oil recipe.
My family and I love these peppers on steak, pizza, etc. and there are absolutly wonderful on a salami sandwich with good italian bread. So here goes it:
Hot banana Peppers
pinch of salt
vegetable oil, canola oil (either one, doesnt make a difference)
slice peppers crosswise about an 11/2-2 inches long
put slices seeds and all in a pot
add the oil covering about 2/3 of the peppers
add the salt and bring it all to a full boil
boil for 1 minute and then stir the top the the bottom for another 1 minute
place a strainer over another pot and strain the peppers allowing all the oil to drain into the other pot (your going to keep all the oil which has tremendous flavor)
Once its done straining take the peppers and place them onto an aluminum pan
so they can cool off. The peppers will continue to cook some in the pan so you want to cool them off as quickly as possible,
When everything has cooled off we take the peppers and place them inside plastic quart size containers (like soup containers) then pour (the oil you boiled the peppers in) into the container covering the peppers.
We freeze them for storage and thaw them out when needed.
They are best eaten at room temperature.
Also the oil is great to fry scrambled eggs in!