Remove seed pods and white "seams".
Cut lengthwise into 3/4" strips.
Place pepper strips in bowl, cover with boiling water. Let stand 5 minutes, drain.
Combine vinegar, water and sugar in saucespan and simmer 5 minutes.
Pack peppers in clean, hot jars.
To each jar, add 2 cloves garlic, 1 tsp. oil and 1/2 tsp salt.
Pour hot liquid over peppers to within 1/2" of top making sure vinegar solution covers peppers.
Cap each jar at once. Process 5 minutes in hot water bath.