∆∆∆ Homemade Pickled Red Onions ∆∆∆
1 part water, 2 parts white vinegar/apple cider vinegar/or blend the two together ( I personally mix the two, but you create the blend to suit your taste buds!)
Add anise, cloves, dried tarragon, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, 1/4 cup raw sugar, salt, pepper, cayenne, 2 whole dried bay leaves. Add more or less of what you like! If you like it hot, add more pepper!
∆ I like my onions strong so I add generous pinches of the above ingredients.
Combine dry ingredients in a large clean jar, bring vinegar and water to a boil and let cool down on the stove.
How many onions you need depends on the size of the jar you are using. Slice red onions finely.
Stuff all the onions into the jar (pack them in tight, the hot liquid will soften and shrink the onions).
Pour in vinegar & water mixture (add water if you need more liquid in order for the onions to be covered) seal jar, shake to dissolve and mix those herbs and spices, and place in the fridge.
I think they taste best after at least a week of sitting in the beautiful red mixture. Shake every once in a while to get all those flavors moving around!
Try them alone, in a salad, tacos, on a burger, on toast with avocado salt pepper and lemon!, on pizza, with sausage and mustard, over poached salmon, the possibilities are endless!