Friday, December 7, 2012
Heirloom Pickled Onion Recipe
Non GMO Heirloom Pickled Onions Recipe (Red or White Onions)
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
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.