Friday, December 7, 2012

Heirloom Pickled Onion Recipe

Non GMO Heirloom Pickled Onions Recipe (Red or White Onions)

Main Ingredients

 1 lb red or white Heirloom Onions  (about 2 med or 1 large), thinly sliced
 1/2 cup sugar
 1 1/2 cups white vinegar

1/2 Cinnamon stick
1 Star Anise
1 Bay Leaf
5 cloves
1 Star anise
Dash red pepper flakes

Optional spices- Fresh ginger slices, oregano, garlic, cumin seeds, mustard seeds

Putting it together:

1 Blanch red onions in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain in colander.

2 While the water is heating in step 1, in a separate saucepan combine the vinegar, sugar and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

3 Add blanched, drained onions to the vinegar mixture. Simmer for 1 minute.

4 Transfer to a glass jar. Allow to stand until cooled. Will keep several weeks refrigerated.

Yield: Makes 1 1/2 pints.

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