Here's hoping someone can help me. I purchased online a 6 pound can of brined picholine olives not realizing how much a 6 pound can contains! I divided the olives into jars and have them stored in my refrigerator but they take up a lot of space. I read online that you cannot freeze olives. Is there any way that I can store them in the pantry without them going bad??? Thanks so much to anyone that can help me.
They are pretty high acid, I'd imagine you could hot water process them for 5 minutes or so. Not sure how the heat will affect the olives.
Go to this publication and click on freezing olives: http://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8267.pdf Picholines are good candidates for freezing if they've been salt cured. Yours have been brined so they may become flabby when frozen. The publication has all kinds of info on ways to preserve olives and may be helpful.