Pickled Red Onions
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An easy pickled red onion recipe.
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1¼ cup apple cider vinegar or white winter vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • optional: 1 tablespoon sugar
  • seasonings (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons peppercorns, mustard seeds, cloves, etc.
  • sliced garlic
  1. Bring about three cups of water to a boil.
  2. Cut the onion into thin rounds (like you would for a hamburger), either in full circles or half circles.
  3. Parboil the onions. (Once the water has boiled, put onions into a strainer and pour water over the top.)
  4. Mix vinegar, salt, seasons and sugar (if using) into a bowl. Add onions.
  5. Let sit for at least one hour but I recommend longer as the flavor only continues to develop.
You don't have to parboil the onions, but it does change the flavor profile and mellow the bite of the onion a bit.

It's best to put the onions in a glass jar or bowl, as plastic will absorb the flavor of the vinegar and metal will change the flavor of the onions. They will last at least two weeks in the fridge.
Recipe by MINCE REPUBLIC at https://www.mincerepublic.com/pickled-red-onions/