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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Quick Pickled Red Onions

Pickled onions...add them to bagels! Add them to nachos! Add them to EVERYTHINNNNNG.
A quick and easy pickle to impress your friends!

I am a big fan of chacuterie plates and preparing tiny bites of deliciousness for company. These will often contain cheeses, various sauces and reductions - copiously drizzled of course, and tiny pops of flavour.

I'm also a big fan of onions whether raw, caramelized, or pickled. I usually have a jar of pickled onions in my fridge and add them to everything from perogies (PEROGIES!) to fish tacos to dips (fancy topping!).

This is an easy quick thing to throw together. If you've got 5 minutes, some vinegar, an onion, and an irrational yearning to come off as fancier than you are then this is the pickle for you!

1/2 red onion sliced thinly
1/2 cup of white vinegar/rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp of whole pepper corns
pinch of salt

other things you need: 
a small sauce pot
a jar/container for your red onions
a knife and cutting board

  2. Combine all your ingredients - except for your onions in your sauce pot and bring to a boil. 
  3. Stuff your onions into a mason jar or whatever container you're using. 
  4. Pour mixture over the onions. Depending on the shape of your container you may need more/less liquid to cover the onions. Simply pop some more vinegar and water onto (equal parts) until covered. 
  5. Stick it in the fridge to cool. Onions will be ready in 30 minutes and will keep for weeks if covered in the fridge. 

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