Have you ever had a pickled red onion? It’s like a flavor explosion in your mouth! Pickling an item like an onion really helps to mask that harsh flavor while bringing a tangy sweetness to many dishes! I love using them in salads, sandwiches and on tacos, oh yeah! The best part? They are soooo easy to make!
1 each Red Onion, medium sized sliced in strips
2 each Garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1/2 Cup Water
1 Cup White Vinegar
1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
In a sauce pot put all the ingredients except for the onions and garlic. Heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, mixing with a whisk. Set aside. Next, slice the onion. Cut off both ends of the onion and discard (don’t use red onion trimmings for stock unless you want pink colored stock!) cut onion in half through the core. Slice this into 1/8 of an inch slices. Place onion into vinegar mixture. Peel the garlic and carefully smash it with the back of a knife. Place this in vinegar mixture. Keep at room temperature until filly cooled.
Place in airtight container over night. It is best if left to sit overnight but you can use it after an hour or so. For some reason when this mixture sits the garlic will actually turn a bluish color. Very strange! You can discard this after a day or leave it in there if it doesn’t bother you. I would try and use these up in a week or so but I doubt they will last that long! Now use in your favorite dishes!
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