Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pickle Me Elmo: Red Onions



I love pickled anything. Eggs, grapes and now these delicious easy pickled red onions.

You can pickle anything really, by just adding some spices and vinegar to the objet and simmering for a minute.



These onions were delicious with leftover brisket and mixed in with my tuna sandwich. On a hamburger or grilled cheddar cheese. They make everything better.
They keep for a month or so in the fridge, and take only a few minutes to make.



Pickled Red Onions: (adapted from many different recipes)

2 medium size red onions, peeled & sliced thin
3/4 cup cider vinegar
5 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
dash of hot pepper flakes

Add the sliced onions, vinegar, spices and sugar to a stockpot and simmer for a minute, until the onions are blanched and the sugar and vinegar dissolve. Transfer to a glass bowl or jar.

Place in the fridge until ready to use.



See how easy that was?

5 comments:

Joanne said...

I made pickled onions last summer and they were THE BEST. Need to try this recipe!

Kate said...

Pickled onions are fun...I love them on tacos!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Easy, even for me! These would be good on some burgers this weekend.

Dana said...

I'm so so on onions but I do adore them caramelized and pickled just like this. I am with you - I'll eat anything pickled - even okra.

Culinary Cory said...

I really like pickling cucumbers, carrots and red peppers. I'll have to try pickling onions for burgers.