HOT AND SPICEY PICKLED ONIONS

(Nicola Cryer)

Basic quanties per batch given but I always make a lot more due to popularity!

  • 2.5kg pickling onions
  • 1 ltr of malt vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 cardoman pods
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • salt
  • 1 fresh or dried chilli per jar ( half a red and green looks good if using fresh)

  • 1. Top and tail onions and sprinkle over salt and leave over night
  • 2. Pack the onions into sterilized jars with the chilli
  • 3. Add vinegar to a heavy bottom pan and all the spices and bay leaves
  • 4. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins and remove bay leaves
  • 5. You can either strain the mixture or add to whole mixture to the onions ( depends how spicy you like them).
  • 6. Seal immediately and leave to cool.


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