Pickled Red Onions

There are at least 21 different types of Onions available and in our part of the world we have access to a lot of them. Yellow Onions, Spanish Onions, Rked Onions, Green Onions, Sweet Onions are in our stores all the time. 

We like Onions, particularly Sweet Onions. We always buy Vidalia Onions  from Georgia when they are in season, and Walla Walla Sweets from Washington State. We love Maui Onions too but can’t get them here. Sweet Onions are so good raw. Perfect in a salad, on a burger or in a sandwich. In fact we never buy yellow onions even though they may be better for cooking. Green Onions are always in our fridge for salads and garnish. And for sauces I often use Shallots.  

Only today did I learn that Leeks are of the onion Family. No wonder we like them. And Chives too!  We grow them on our patio and the deer don’t eat them. 

But lately I’ve had this hankering for Pickled Red Onions. I keep seeing them on TV and in magazines  being used on burgers, salads, and fish. At Easter we had Smoked Atlantic Salmon Lox as an appetizer and pickled red onion would have been perfect on top but, alas, we didn’t have any. I searched in all the food stores, went on line too but to no avail. It seems that no one manufactures this product. 

So it was time to make some. Couldn’t be that difficult.  Hello YouTube. Eureka! A whole bunch of How To Videos. I looked at several then picked the easiest. Sam the Cooking Guy. 

So easy! 

After picking up the necessities I made a jar. They were delicious. I’ve had them on Roast beef sandwich, on a hot dog and on a small salad. Then I made a few more jars that I gave away to friends and neighbours. I hope they like them as much as I do. Can’t wait to try them on a burger this weekend. 

This is how they look after a few days in the fridge.

Just saying…