What are some recipes for homemade pickled onions?


Quick Answer

To make homemade pickled onions, in a lidded jar, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in 3/4 cup vinegar, and bring 2 to 3 cups of water to a boil in a kettle. Cut 1 red onion into 1/4 inch slices, place the onion slices in a sieve, place the sieve in the sink, and pour the boiling water over the onion. Add the onion slices to the vinegar mixture, and stir well before storing in the refrigerator.

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Another option is to place 1 cup warm water, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 1/4 teaspoons Kosher salt in a bowl. Stir the ingredients until the sugar and salt dissolve, and pour the mixture over 1 thinly sliced red onion. Allow the mixture to remain at room temperature for at least one hour before serving or refrigerating.

To pickle pearl onions, boil 1 1/4 pounds peeled, trimmed pearl onions in water for 4 minutes, and drain the onions. After the onions cool, pack them into sterilized jars with 2 cloves, 1/4 teaspoon mustard seed 2 strips lemon zest per jar.

In a saucepan, bring 1 1/4 cups water, 1 1/4 cups white vinegar, 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons kosher salt to a boil to dissolve the sugar, and ladle the hot vinegar mixture over the onions. Seal the jars, and store the onions in the refrigerator.

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