Pickled Pearl Onions are super delicious as an appetizer or in a cocktail called a Gibson.
Course Appetizer, Canning
Keyword onions, pearl onions, pickled
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines
8cupspeeled white pearl onions
5 1/2cupswhite vinegar
2tablespoonspickling spice, prepare a bouquet garni
To peel onions:
Place a few at a time in a wire mesh basket or strainer, dip into boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove and place in cold water for 30 seconds. Cut a small slice from root end, to top of onion, and then remove peel, rinse.
Wash and rinse 3 quart canning jars. Keep hot until ready to use. Prepare lids and bands.
Combine vinegar, water, salt and sugar in a 8 quart dutch oven. Bring to a boil and boil gently for 3 minutes. Add peeled onions and bouquet garni, bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and heat until the onions are half-cooked (5 minutes). Remove bouquet garni.
Fill hot jars with the hot onions, leaving a 1-inch headspace. Cover with hot pickling liquid, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rims of jars with a damp cloth. Adjust two piece metal canning lids. Process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes.