Thursday, July 25, 2013
Chinese-Style Pickled Purslane
½ cup of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup water
Handful of purslane
1. Combine vinegar with sugar, salt and water in a nonreactive bowl, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon.
2. Add the purslane to the brine.
3. Soak for at least two hours, chilled in refrigerator, before serving.
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