Pickled Turkey Gizzards I will be the first to admit, pickled turkey gizzards aren’t pretty to look at. Nope, not at all. In fact, if you didn’t know they were pickled turkey gizzards, you might think it’s a kids science project gone really bad. Don’t let looks …
Pickled Eggs Tavern Style Where did pickled eggs originate? As with most pickled foods, these delectable treats were born of necessity for preservation purposes. Before refrigeration many foods were salted, brined, dried or smoked, in order to keep food edible during the winter months. Many …
Pickled Pearl Onions
Today when I stopped at my favorite farm, Nicolet Farms, to see what they had available I found these cute little pearl onions. I love these little pearl onions. I usually freeze a full baggie or two. Perfect to put in Beef Stew (my favorite way to use them) and they’re great to use in any crock pot meal. This year I decided to pickle a few jars. Pearl onions are really easy to pickle, the hardest part is cleaning and peeling the onions and getting them ready. I cleaned and peeled roughly 6 lbs. of pearl onions. Next time I decided to pickle pearl onions, I’m going to employ the help from my grand kids!
Tiny pearl onions are mild-flavored and roughly about the size of a large marble. They can be cooked or creamed and served as a side-dish. Or many times, pearl onions are pickled. When pickled they are used as a condiment or as a garnish. They’re used as a garnish in the famous cocktail, the Gibson.
The Gibson cocktail is so named for the famous American “Gibson Girl” illustrator, Charles Dana Gibson. This cocktail is identical to the Martini made with gin and dry vermouth. The two differ only in that it is served garnished with a tiny white pearl onion instead of an olive. Hmm, I had no idea that a tiny white pearl onion could have such an impact on a cocktail:) Get the Recipe Here ▸