Pickled Crimini Mushrooms
1 pound crimini mushrooms, washed and cut into quarters
1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
1/2 cup red pepper, cut into chunks
1/2 cup onion, sliced
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon peppercorn
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
makes 4 1/2 pint jars
~In a medium sized pot, bring vinegar, water, salt, peppercorn, and chili flakes to a boil.
~Add the mushrooms, onions, and peppers, then return to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes.
Ladle vegetables into warm jars and fill with brine leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
Process in a boiling water bath 20 minutes.
When the vegetables are in the pot, they take up a lot of space and you are going to think I made a mistake and you need more jars. Once the mushrooms are in the jar, give them a little press using the back of a wooden spoon. They are going to compress considerably and each jar is going to hold more much that you imagined.