Well I do believe that my first try at cooking the banana peppers turned out pretty good. I only had trouble with the coating sticking to some of them.
I did a dumb dumb - after I had cleaned the seeds out of the peppers for some reason I licked my finger - wow - the heat stays on your hands. Maybe I will make some pickled seeds to put on my hands when they hurt.
I am off to try my peppers - they should be cooled off enough now.