Yield: 1 batch
Select tiny white pickling onions. Peel and place in a salt brine made by dissolving 1½-pounds of salt in 1-gallon of water. Use enough brine to come 5 to 6 inches above onions. Allow onions to stand in brine for five weeks. If necessary, use a weight to hold onions under brine.
Drain from salt solution. Pour boiling water over onions, let set 2 hours. Drain and pack in sterilized jars.
Make a syrup of equal portions of sugar and vinegar and bring to boil. Pour boiling hot over onions in jar. Cover jar but do not seal.
Drain off vinegar solution for 3 mornings, reheating it and pouring over onions in jar. With the third and last heating, add 1 teaspoon pickling spices to each pint jar of onions, pour boiling solution over them.
Fill jar to within ½-inch of top. Put on cap, screw band firmly tight. Process in Boiling Water Bath for 5 minutes.
Source: Kerr Ad 1981
Submitted By JILL PETERSEN On 08-02-95