Peglani piperki or literally translated "ironed peppers" are very popular winter relish in Macedonia. Peppers are most used vegetable for preserving. Macedonians prepare various pickles and spreads with peppers which are consumed during winter time.
This relish is very easy to prepare, simply bake peppers just a bit, add chopped garlic, add vinegar, add parsley and fill jars. This food goes excellent with other foods, as an addition to main meal, with rakija, as an appetizer or as a salad.
peglani piperki

  • 1 kg peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 100 g oil
  • 100 g vinegar
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • optional salt

  1. Remove handles and seeds and bake peppers just a little, don't peel them and place in a bowl. Chop peppers in pieces if desired, cut in stripes or leave them whole.
  2. Add salt on each row and add the chopped parsley and garlic.
  3. Pour vinegar and oil in the end.
  4. Serve immediately as a salad and if you want to keep through winter, then add 1 tbs white vinegar to the mixture and fill in jars with peppers and the rest of the ingredients.