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  • Makes 6
  • 90 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients

83 Comments

Fantastic with cheese and crackers, also very nice on meat and salad sandwiches.


Ingredients (makes 6 Jars)

  • 2kg Pickling Onions
  • 1200mls White Vinegar
  • 6tbs Sugar
  • 2 Dessertspoons Salt
  • 12 Peppercorns
  • 12 Whole allspice (pimento)

Method

  1. Remove the skins by pouring boiling water over the onions. This makes the skins come off more readily and also lessens the strength of the flavour.
  2. Soak the onions for a couple of days in a brine made up of a tablespoon of salt to every 600ml of water.
  3. Drain the onions well.
  4. Make up a pickle by boiling the vinegar, sugar, salt, peppercorns and allspice together.
  5. Pack the onions into sterilised pint jars and pour over the pickle that has been allowed to cool. Store in a cool dry place for 3-4 weeks before enjoying them.

Notes

I have omitted the brine from the list of ingredients as you only need to make enough of it to cover the onions. Adding 2 or 3 Birdseye chillies to each jar gives the onions a nice little kick.

  • mm not sure I would enjoy these!

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  • Wow love pickled onions they look delicious

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  • I’ve been Webb watching MKR and they’ve been making heaps of their own pickles, I’ve been encouraged to try my own

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  • Pickled onions and fish and chips,so yum! Thanks!

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  • Nice! What a great looking recipe! Thank you

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  • mmmmm love with a piece of fish

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  • wow memories of going to the fish and chip shop and seeing the huge jar of pickled onions

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  • wow, never ever thought of doing this for myself instead of just buying it

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  • Thanks again for sharing; made and very happy!

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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe. It is something I have always wanted to have a go at making. Looking forward to making my own pickled onions.

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  • and also thanks for posting this

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  • I often bottle up my tomatoes but have never tried onions.

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  • these will be so yummy

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  • My other half loves picked onions

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  • My mum and aunt would make these, I should try

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