Easy Pickled Onions (recipe by Southern Bite)
Justine, my daughter-in-law, gave me this recipe after my daughter, Inga, raved about how tasty they were.
· 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
· 1 cup hot water
· 1 cup apple cider vinegar
· 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
· 2 teaspoons salt
1. Place the onions in a quart jar with a tight-fitting lid. It might be necessary to pack them down pretty hard to get them in there.
2. In a small bowl, combine the hot water, cider vinegar, sugar, and salt. Stir until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Pour the liquid over the onions-enough to cover them fully. Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight, at least. Keep refrigerated. The red color on the onions will fade and the onions will turn a light pink. They can be served on lots of items. I have added them to salads but they can be added to hamburgers, sandwiches, or tacos. Let yourself go!!
I made these in a hurry and left home. When I returned, I saw the little bowl of sugar on the counter. I hate when that happens. So I drained the liquid from the onions and added the sugar and poured the liquid back into the jar. They were still delicious, but maybe they will be better next time.