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- Yield:Makes 8 to 10 preserved lemons
- Active time: 15 minutes
- Total time:At least 2 weeks
- 8 to 10 whole lemons
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Trim 1/4 inch off the top and bottom of each lemon. Split each lemon lengthwise into quarters, keeping quarters connected at base. Transfer to a large bowl. Toss with salt and sugar. Cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, the lemons will have released a lot of liquid. Transfer entire contents of bowl to a sterilized canning jar, pressing lemons down firmly until they are completely submerged in liquid. Seal jars and store in refrigerator for at least 2 weeks and up to 6 months.