pickling onions

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wont bother

pickling onions

hi, I have Delia's recipe for pickling
onions, but it says you don't need salt. But I thought you needed salt for flavour, is that right.






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wont bother

pickling onions


"hi, I have Delia's recipe for pickling
onions, but it says you don't need salt. But I thought you needed salt for flavour, is that right.






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Thistledo

Pickling onions

Don't you think that the shallots being soaked in water and salt all that time, that the onions will absorb sufficient salt? Onions are porous and will 'suck' in sufficient salt for your needs, I would think.

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Pickled Onions

Hello wont bother,

Your right Delia does explain in the Cookery Course (1978) that her quick pickled onion recipe does not need salting (to keep it quick) but does need to be eaten within 3 months.

Delia does have this pickled shallot recipe which includes the salting process and can be used for onions if you prefer. This recipe can be made with pickling spice and different vinegar(s) if you like too.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/pickled-shallots-in-sherry-vinegar.html


Best wishes

Lindsey

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Welshcookie

Pickled onions

Wontbother, the salt is to remove some of the moisture from the onions, it is not really for flavour enhancement. Most pickles benefit from brining for the same reason. For many pickles the vegetables are rinsed well before being cooked or put in the jars.

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Tompeters

pickling onions

WC -- Yes, that's what my mum always said. The salt is to remove water without which the vinegar would be diluted and the onions would spoil. She always used 'pickling vinegar' which, I believe, is a higher %age acetic acid to normal cooking vinegar?

 
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