Traditional English Pickled Onions Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Traditional English Pickled Onions

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"Serve with cold ham, bread and cheese. These pickled onions are made with dark malt vinegar and stored for at least 6 weeks before eating."

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Original recipe makes 4 pints Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Place the peeled onions in a glass or ceramic bowl and cover with cold water. Drain the water into a saucepan and stir in the salt. Bring just to a boil so that the salt dissolves, then cool slightly and pour over the onions. Cover the bowl with a heavy plate so all of the onions stay submerged. Leave onions to stand for 24 hours.
  2. Measure the vinegar into a saucepan. Tie the pickling spice into a cloth and add to the vinegar along with the bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Rinse the onions and pat them dry. Add to the saucepan with the vinegar. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Pack the onions into sterile jars and ladle the brine over them until they are covered. Add a dried chile pepper to each jar if you like. Seal with sterile lids and rings and store in a cool dark place for at least 6 weeks before opening.
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  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 1 day 35 mins

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • To peel the onions, trim off the root end but leave the onion layers attached. Cut a thin slice from the tops and place onions in a non-reactive bowl then cover with boiling water. Leave to stand for 4 minutes, then drain. Skins should be easier to peel with a sharp knife.
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Reviews More Reviews

Dec 23, 2008

Did not like these at all. Will not make again. Sorry

 
Oct 12, 2010

These are terrific! My husband and I love them. I made them exactly as indicated. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

 

4 Ratings

Sep 12, 2013

Love them. Just like the ones we had growing up. Doing them for a second year. Great with hamburgers. - Jackie

 
May 22, 2013

it needs sugar, add about a cup and it makes all the difference. Is really good on buttered bread. I also did not remove the pickling spice I enjoy the little bits of spice

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 28 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 1757 mg
  • 70%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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