Jim's pickled onions

Yield: 3 servings

Measure Ingredient
6 pounds Pearl onions, peeled
6 cups Salt, pickling
1½ cup Sugar
7½ cup White wine vinegar
3 teaspoons Allspice, ground
30 cups Water
3 teaspoons Cloves, whole
3 Bay leaf

BRINE SOLUTION

PICKLING SOLUTION

Scald onions for 2 minutes in boiling water. Drain and place in cold water and peel. In a large bowl, stir half of the salt into half of the water until the salt has dissolved. Add the onions. Cover the bowl and leave the onions to soak for 12 hours.

Drain the onions, discard the brine and wash and dry the bowl.

Dissolve the remaining salt in the remaining water and pour it over.

Cover bowl and leave for a further 36 hours.

Drain onions and pack them into clean, dry preserving jars. Set aside.

In a medium sized pan, dissolve the sugar in the vinegar over low heat, stirring constantly. When the sugar has dissolved, add the allspice, cloves and bay leaf and bring the vinegar to a boil. Boil mixture for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Cover the pan and set aside to cool. When vinegar is cool, pour it over the onions to cover them completely. Seal the jars and store them in a cool, dry place.

Ross ate them all at Jim's 40th Birthday Party! J.

From: Helen Peagram Date: 09-18-94

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