This recipe has no sugar at all, so the onions will be sharp and strong.
1.5kg pickling onions
½ cup salt
water to cover
3 dried chillies, approximately
6 peppercorns, approximately
malt or white vinegar
1. Peel the onions by putting them into a large bowl and covering with boiling water. Leave for just 20 seconds, then drain and cover with cold water. Peel away the skins.
Sweet Pickled Onions
These are crisp and sharp and just slightly sweet. Try them in a corned beef sandwich or with cheese. Add 1 cup sugar for each 3 cups vinegar. Heat the sugar and the vinegar and stir to dissolve, then pour over the onions. Makes 2 litres.