Veggies

Pickled Onions

My current obsession is pickled onions.  Strange?  Maybe.  Delicious?  Oh yeah!

The pickling process takes away the harsh bite often associated with raw onions, making them a perfect topping for your favorite foods

SO many possibilities for Pickled Onions…. salads, sandwiches, wraps, tacos, burgers, hot dogs… I could go on

But let’s get down to business.  The pickling business

I’m using a large red onion because I like the sweetness (and color) but you can use any type of sweet onion that you like

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Peel and thinly slice on a mandolin

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Perfect!

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Measure out one cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, one smashed garlic clove, 2 tablespoons of  white sugar, 1 tablespoon of kosher salt and and 1 teaspoon of peppercorns and add to a medium saucepan

Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar and salt.  Once dissolved, remove from heat and set aside

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I also have an obsession with mason jars.  Just ask my husband.  It’s borderline compulsive… but my family just deals with it

Layer the onion into a quart sized mason jar and…

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Pour the hot liquid over the onions

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Refrigerate for at least 6 hours but overnight is best before serving

The onions settle as they pickle… This is after about 2 hours…

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And this is after about 6 hours…

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Put a bowl of Pickled Onions out on the buffet table at your next gathering… I’ll bet you’ll wish you made more!

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Pickled Onions

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

1 large red onion

1 cup of apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup of water

1 smashed garlic clove

2 tablespoons of  white sugar

1 tablespoon of kosher salt

1 teaspoon of peppercorns

Directions

Peel and thinly slice the red onion on a mandolin; layer into a one quart mason jar

Measure out one cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, one smashed garlic clove, 2 tablespoons of  white sugar, 1 tablespoon of kosher salt and and 1 teaspoon of peppercorns and add to a medium saucepan

Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar and salt.  Once dissolved, remove from heat and pour the hot liquid over the onions

Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 6 hours but overnight is best before serving

Tools used to make this recipe

10 Piece Professional Grade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set with Soft Silicone Handles for Easy Grip

Culinary King Vegetable and Mandoline V-Blade Slicer, Cutter and Shredder in Black with Stainless Steel Surgical-Grade Blades for Healthy Eating, Garnishes, Onion and Tomato Slicing

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