Sometimes it works and they taste great, but the last few times I have made them they have been too salty. So here is a recipe I am trying to see how it goes. The recipe is from this recently published book:-
Here are the ingredients for processing 1kg of fresh olives:-
Here are the washed and slit olives in water to remove the bitterness. There is no salt in this stage. A proper olive curing jar is handy for this stage as it keeps the olives under water.
Each olive has been slit but I have not removed the stone.
In Australia you can buy a kilo of fresh olives in season for about $6. If the curing process works this makes them a cost saving option over winter. We will see…