English Style Pickled Onions
Recipe type: Canning
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Similar to the English pickled onions served in the pubs in England.
  • 3 lbs of shallots or small boiler onions
  • ⅓ cup Canning or Kosher Salt
  • 4 cups Water
  • 4 cups Vinegar, either malt vinegar, white vinegar or a mix of the two
  • 2½ tablespoons of mixed pickling spices
  1. Clean onion and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add ⅓ cup salt and 4 cups of water then let sit for 4 hours.
  3. Meanwhile make spiced vinegar by bringing to boil 4 cups of vinegar and the pickling spice.
  4. Drain and rinse onions then pack in quart jars, You can half or quarter onions to get a tighter pack if they are a bit too large.
  5. Pour hot spiced vinegar over onions and seal.
  6. You can store these onions in the fridge for up to 6 months or put them in a water bath canner for 20 minutes for longer storage. Storage in the fridge will result in a crisper onion.
  7. Onions are ready after 2 weeks, makes approximate two Quarts depending on the size of your onions.
Recipe by Old Fashioned Families at https://www.oldfashionedfamilies.com/english-style-pickled-onions/