Pickled Onions.

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Pickled Onions.

Postby Horus » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:10 pm

Pickled onions are very easy to do, and make a groovy munchout to lay on at parties and dinners. Usually they have a boring vinegar that you have to pour off, but here is a choice recipe that has a tasty sauce which enhances the onion flavour greatly (and you can eat this sauce too.)

This recipe makes about 1 gallon of onions. Make sure you score a big container to hold them (plastic bottles with wide mouth and screw-on lids are good.)

5 lbs Onions (or Shalots = baby onions);
1 quart Cider Vinegar;
1 lb Brown Sugar;
Half ounce Ground Cloves;
Half ounce Ground Allspice;
1 tablesp. Flour;
half desertsp. Mustard;
1 tablesp. Curry Powder;
2 teaspoons Turmeric.


To make the Brine, take 4 tblsp. Salt, and 2 quarts of Water. Mix well and pour over the Onions and leave to soak for 24 hours.

Next day (after the onions have soaked in the brine) put the Vinegar and Sugar on the stove to boil, then when boiling, add all the other ingredients which have been mixed to a paste with cold vinegar. Boil it until it thickens, then let it cool and pour over the onions, after having first poured off the brine. Leave the onions for 3 weeks before using. They will keep indefinitely in jars and don't need to stay in fridges.

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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby Fiction & Falsehood » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:19 am

i have my own recipe i cant be fucked typing right now, but i use wild onions and dear fucking god holy fuck..
i use kawakawa, rosemary and pepper and some other shit i forget, i just use hot vinegar, poured onto the freshly cleaned onions, dont soak or boil or nuffin, i like them crunchy as fuck.
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Postby Kev Japan » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:13 am

Pickled onions are fucking incredile. I had some insane ones from a fish and chip shop in Camden, London many years ago. The tears were running down my cheeks.

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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby Dead Kid » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:27 pm

Ate a pickled onion once, worst allergic reaction I've ever had
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Postby arkie » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:25 pm

just been snacking on some now, so very good.

Anyone else had pickled walnuts? they are so very good also.

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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby arkie » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:25 pm

just been snacking on some now, so very good.

Anyone else had pickled walnuts? they are so very good also.

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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby dustbinflowers » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:12 pm

Love pickled walnuts, but a childhood of eating them has resulted in me now being allergic to walnuts :/
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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby Horus » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:51 pm

Gosh, I am perplexed at all this allergy stuff!

Anyone know why it should happen so randomly?

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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby kettles » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:08 am

pickled garlic is the shit. so fucking nice. gives you bodacious farts.

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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:10 am

oh yeah! Pickled or smoked garlic- soooo good!

Horus- I'm allergic to heaps of foods, of combinations of, and had asthma when I was a kid- that seems to sensitize some people. Maybe a link to antibiotic use? - I was also a premmy baby, so my immune system may not have been as well developed as it should have been.

There have also been possible links made to strep infections in childhood, fungal spores associated with particular foods, a lack of parasites leading to a "bored" immune system, and not enough dirt/ too much anti bacterial soap.

Take your pick :P
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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby akaxo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:38 am

na nature just fucking hates you and wants you to die
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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:46 am

well, I hope I'm pissing it off
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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby Dead Kid » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:05 pm

Despite my allergies a food reaction is really rare. I'll eat basically anything, can't really predict it. It takes a large quantity or something strong/rich. The pickled onion gave me swelling on my face and in my throat. Pani popo gave me hives on my thighs.
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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby Fiction & Falsehood » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:25 pm

i think next time i make pickled onions il chuck some garlics in too, wont hardly be able to tell the difference.
wild onions make the best pickled onions by a long way, if you havnt tried them then you havent really tried pickled onion at all.
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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:31 pm

Dead Kid wrote:Despite my allergies a food reaction is really rare. I'll eat basically anything, can't really predict it. It takes a large quantity or something strong/rich. The pickled onion gave me swelling on my face and in my throat. Pani popo gave me hives on my thighs.



Only crustaceans make me do the anaphalactic jobby- most stuff is hives on tongue/ face/ neck. Eating huge amounts of some fruit, having hummus, and combinations of foods-tomatoes and chickpeas and lemon juice, sugar and white flour and dairy, white wine and fruit or some shellfish, sometimes beer. I don't react to any of these things on allergy scratch tests, but sometimes do when I eat them.

Crustaceans are the ones that would kill me though, weird.
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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby Dead Kid » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:32 pm

dustbinflowers wrote:Crustaceans are the ones that would kill me though, weird.

Troublesome food that

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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:33 pm

it cramps my Thai food eating style :/
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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby Tartanperil » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:26 pm

Fiction & Falsehood wrote:wild onions make the best pickled onions by a long way, if you havnt tried them then you havent really tried pickled onion at all.

I'm sold. Where does one find wild onions?

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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby Fiction & Falsehood » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:24 am

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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby Tartanperil » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:39 am

Ahh those stinky suckers. Yep I know the plant, and probably even where some are not to far away.

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Re: Pickled Onions.

Postby Fiction & Falsehood » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:50 pm

yep, you regret it if you sit down among them haha...

whole plant is edible, this year im gunna try pickling the bulbs in shamrock(woodsorrel) juice, as well as my previous recipe, il leave out the chillis tho this time, but keep the kawakawa and whole peppercorns, reckon i might add some pikopiko's as well, just to make the jars look cool.

be mean if i can make pickled onions with nothing from the shop tho, theres some other native plant the name of which escapes me, that has a seed pod that can be pickled like a caper too.
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