Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Pickled......

My mum always, always, always made her own pickled onions. Now we enjoy a crunchy pickled onion or two, so when I took K back to Uni and saw pickling onions in her veggie store I bought some!
When I have made them before I just peeled them, plonked them into the jar and filled up with pickling vinegar! But this time I though I would follow the 'Good Housekeeping' Recipe book, cos mine ended up being a bit soft!

So first you have your onions, which need to be peeled, best done watching the TV or something similar,



make a brine with 1lb(450g)salt and 1 gal(4.5l)water, brought to the boil so the salt dissolves then cooled. Add onions once water is thoroughly cool and leave overnight.



cover with a plate to make sure all onions are submerged...



I had a peek this morning and they have changed colour abit, don't know if thats good or bad?! Anyway wash them off in cold water and swing around in a teatowel to dry them off.



Pack into a Kilner jar and pour over the spiced vinegar!



Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm?????????
Not sure I have enough.......................
so go out buy LOTS more onions and repeat process!

My Good Housekeeping Recipe book was a present to me on my 21st birthday, it has been a godsend and I would not be without it.
I was looking through what else can be pickled, beetroot, Red Cabbage, mum used to make this too we used to eat it with Lancashire Hotpot, I think I liked the pickle better than the hotpot!!!!
Also sweet pickles.....
Did you know you could Pickle bananas ugh! Doesn't say what you would serve it with! Pickled Orange rings, you would serve these with duck! Melon pickle and also Pickled Melon Rind???? There is even one that takes at least 10 days to make and that is Pickled Plums I wonder what they would taste like and what you would eat it with?

Maybe its time I bought a new cook book??? lol!!!

By the way more happening in the kitchen soon!! Things to do with Christmas!!



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5 comments:

Shammickite said...

how funny that you are posting about pickled onions as I went searching for small pickling onions this morning but haven't found any yet. My boys love pickled onions so I thought I'd make a batch... oh well, I'll keep searching. I don't think they'd be much good if you bought some and sent them to me!

Auntie Noo said...

bananas??????? ewwwwwww!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

I'm quite partial to a pickled onion myself so thanks for the recipe, will try it out.

BTW how is T doing? I hope she is much, much better.

Cheryl said...

I love pickled onions.....I had three today with my cheese sandwich.......gorgeous.......

My Dad used to do mine, he says he is too old to bother now.......... I do my own now........

mrsnesbitt said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! With pork pies!
Arghhhhhhhhhhhh! The inches!