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Olives

Ingredients
  • Prepare the olives by hammering each one with a mallet and slitting
  • each once down the middle. This enables the salt solution to
  • penetrate the skin of the olive much more quickly. You don't have
  • to do this, but it helps speed the process and it gives the olives
  • a slightly more squishy, olive type feel.
Instructions

Pour a bunch of salt into a jar. Mix with warm water so that salt dissolves. Dump over the top of your green olives. Change this solution every two days or so for about a month. Soon, your olives will stop tasting as bitter as they had been and start tasting saltier. Once you're done with the brining, just throw a bunch of lemon juice in your salt water, add some oregano, some other interesting spices, and pour olive oil on top to seal off the water.

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