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Pickling Olives

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Category: Greek

 Ingredients List

  • This is the home method of preserving olives when dry salting is not
  • convenient.
  • If green and ripe olives are mixed together, it is necessary to separate
  • them since the ripe olives take less time to treat.
  • 1. Wash olives well and cut 3 slits in each with a very sharp, fine-bladed
  • stainless steel knife, or (better still) use a razor blade so that the
  • flesh is not bruised.
  • 2. Put olives into glass jars or crocks and cover with cold water.
  • 3. Place a small plate on top to keep olives submerged.
  • 4. Pour water off carefully each day and replace with fresh water, without
  • disturbing olives too much -- do this for 3 days for ripe olives, 5 for
  • green.
  • 5. Pour off and measure the last lot of water to acertain amount of brine
  • required.
  • 6. Measure that quantity of fresh, warm water into a pan and dissolve
  • enough coarse pickling salt in it so that when an egg is immersed, an area
  • about an inch in diameter breaks the surface. Approximate quantities of
  • salt and water are as follows:
  • ** 100 g salt to 1 litre water -OR-
  • ** 4 oz salt to 1 Imperial pint water -OR-
  • ** 3-1/4 oz salt to 1 U.S. pint water
  • 7. Bring brine to the boil then cool thoroughly before pouring over
  • olives.
  • 8. Flat 1/2 cup olive oil on top of each jar or crock and seal.
  • The olives can remain indefinitely, but black olives should be ready for
  • eating in 6-8 weeks, green olives in 2-3 months. Olives are ready for use
  • when bitterness has gone.
  • TO PREPARE FOR THE TABLE: ========================= Remove enough olives
  • for 1 month's requirements. Drain well and put into a jar. Cover with
  • vinegar, add 1-2 cut cloves of garlic and float 1 tablespoon olive oil on
  • top. Leave for 1 week before using.
  • * Source: The Greek Cookbook - by Tess Mallos * Typed for you by Karen
  • Mintzias
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Title: Pickling Spice
Categories: Misc
Yield: 1 Servings

2 tb Mace blades
1 tb Allspice berries
1 tb Whole cloves
2 Cinnamon sticks (3"), broken
-into small pieces
12 Black peppercorns
1 Dried bay leaf, crumbled

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients.Store in a small, airtight jar up to 2

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