Pickled Onions - a simple, tasty garnish or sweet-savory bite eaten right out of the jar. I prefer using red onions, quite frankly because I like the color and sweetness they lend, but you can use any onion variety. A sweeter onion, like a Vidalia, will give a sweeter version, obviously, whereas a stronger, white onion will be a bit spicier. I use these on everything from sandwiches, salads, street tacos, Banh Mi, greens of any sort - just about anything I want to finish off with a sweet/spicy bite, or as I said, I eat them right out of the jar! They are simple, quick and cheap, sweet, savory and beautiful as a garnish.
Pickled Onions. That's not exactly what you expected, now is it?
Ingredients: ⦁ 1 Red Onion, Sliced in 1/8” thick slices ⦁ 1 t Red Pepper Flakes ⦁ 3 T Sugar ⦁ 1 T Kosher Salt ⦁ 1 t Garlic, minced ⦁ 2 C White Vinegar, to cover
Instructions: 1. Place sliced Onions in a resealable 16-20 oz. jar. 2. Add Red Pepper Flakes, Sugar, Salt and Garlic in jar, cover with White Vinegar. Place lid on jar and tighten, shake vigorously and place in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
Note: The onions will fade and vinegar will be pink in color. Use as a garnish on sandwiches, tacos, salads, greens, etc.