Marinated Eggplant (version VI)

Canned, Preserved

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coarse salt
eggplants
hot peppers
olive oil
vinegar
peeled, sliced garlic cloves
fresh mint, finely chopped

Peel the eggplants, and slice thinly lengthwise. Slice again into thin ribbons. Place in a colander, layering with coarse salt. (Use a handful for 3-4 eggplants). Place a weight on top and leave to drain for 24 hours. Drain the eggplant. Mix one part vinegar with two parts of water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, and drop the eggplant into the vinegar mixture. Let sit 3 minutes and then drain, squeezing excess moisture from the eggplant. Once the eggplant is almost dry, place in a large bowl with the sliced garlic, hot peppers and mint. Mix in enough oil to coat well and then pack into hot sterilized jars, leaving a little headspace. Pour a little extra oil on top, and poke with a wooden spoon handle to remove trapped air. Seal with hot sterilized lids.


Comments:

used this, sans mint last sept, jarred app. 20 quarts as it sounded like it was correct, it was, i used extra virgin olive oil and plenty of pepper flakes. the result, after spending many months in my wine cellar at 60-70 f. is an excellent, fresh taste that is excellent alone and in salads and on pizza. thanks for the recipe.tobydell@gmail.com
toby d, taylorsville, n.c.


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