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RECIPE: PICKLED ONIONS

Recipe: Pickled Onions

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Pickled onions are more commonly preserved in vinegar today. Instead of being full of raw enzymatic action as they are when they are truly cultured, the vinegar-preserved onions do not contain live enzymes or probiotics. So if you’re going to preserve onions give these cultured pickled onions a shot. You can use pearl onions or full-size onions that have been sliced.


5 minutes

20 minutes

1 Jar-full



INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AT CULTURES FOR HEALTH

Grey Celtic Sea Salt

Cheese, Vegetables Celtic Sea Salt Light Grey (Course) 1/4 lb

Grey Celtic Sea Salt

$3.25

Celtic sea salt is a mineral-rich salt that takes fermentation to the next level. It is our favorite for fermenting vegetables and an alternative to ordinary table salt in the cultured kitchen.

32-Oz Mason Jar (Single)

Cheese, Kefir, Kombucha, Sourdough, Tempeh & Soy, Vegetables, Yogurt, Sprouting & Wheatgrass 32-Oz Mason Jar (Single)

32-Oz Mason Jar (Single)

$4.99

This 1 quart mason jar is a kitchen staple, and perfect for culturing foods at home.  Use it to ferment vegetables, brew kombucha, make milk kefir, and much, much more!


Premium Pickle Pebbles

Vegetables Pickle Pebbles PLUS - Glass Fermentation Weights - Wide Mouth - 4 Pack

Premium Pickle Pebbles

$21.95

Keep your fermenting vegetables submerged in wide-mouth canning jars. Featuring finger grips for easy removal these fermentation weights are perfect to keep all of your favorite ferments submerged during the fermentation process.

Wide Mouth Fermentation Weights are 2.8 inches in diameter and 1.1 inches tall.


Pickle Pebbles - Glass Fermentation Weights -Small Mouth - 4 Pack

Vegetables Pickle Pebbles - Glass Fermentation Weights -Small Mouth - 4 Pack

Pickle Pebbles - Glass Fermentation Weights -Small Mouth - 4 Pack

$18.95

Keep your fermenting vegetables submerged in small mouth (standard size) mason jars.

These glass fermentation weights are 2.1 inches in diameter and 1.1 inches tall.


Butter Muslin

Cheese, Kefir, Kombucha, Sourdough, Tempeh & Soy, Vegetables, Yogurt Butter Muslin

Butter Muslin

$5.99

Butter Muslin is a tightly woven cloth, similar to cheesecloth, used for draining, pressing, and straining soft cheeses, yogurt or milk kefir. Butter muslin cloth also works as a breathable jar cover for all sorts of fermenting applications.


3 Piece Plastic Airlock

Vegetables 3 Piece Plastic Airlock

3 Piece Plastic Airlock

$1.29

A replacement airlock for the Fermented Vegetable Masters or Perfect Pickler.


Pickle Pipe for Wide Mouth Jar - Fermentation Airlock (4 Pack)

Vegetables Pickle Pipe for Wide Mouth Jar - Fermentation Airlock (4 Pack)

Pickle Pipe for Wide Mouth Jar - Fermentation Airlock (4 Pack)

$23.95

Use this one-piece, self-sealing, silicone and water-less airlock with wide mouth mason jars to enjoy ferments without the need to burp your jars!

These fermentation toppers are 3.3 inches in diameter and precisely fit wide mouth mason jars.


Pickle Pipe Fermentation Regular Mouth Lids

Vegetables Pickle Pipe for Small Mouth Jars - Fermentation Airlock - 4-Pack

Pickle Pipe Fermentation Regular Mouth Lids

$21.95

Use this one-piece, self-sealing, silicone and water-less airlock with small mouth mason jars to enjoy ferments without the need to burp your jars!

These fermentation toppers are 2.68 inches in diameter and precisely fit small mouth mason jars.






 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Tbsp. sea salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 3-4 cups pearl onions, peeled or 2-3 onions, thinly sliced

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To prepare brine, dissolve salt in water.
  2. Place the onions in the jar and pour brine over onions, leaving 1-2 inches headspace.
  3. If necessary, weigh onions down under the brine to keep them submerged.
  4. Cover the jar with a tight lid, airlock lid, or coffee filter secured with a rubber band
  5. Culture at room temperature (60-70°F is preferred) until desired flavor and texture are achieved. If using a tight lid, burp daily to release excess pressure.
  6. Once the onions are finished, put a tight lid on the jar and move to cold storage.