Spicy Pickled Onions

Spicy Pickled Onions

Spicy Pickled Onions

Cook Time
1 Hour
1.8kg / 4lb
Chilli pickled onions
  • 1.8 (4 pound) pickling onions

  • 450 gram (1 pound) salt

  • 1,100 millilitre (2 pint) distilled malt vinegar

  • 3 teaspoon Pickling Spice

  • 1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes , (optional)


  • 1 Place the onions in their skins in a large bowl. Dissolve half the salt in 2.3 litres (4 pints) water. Pour over the onions and leave to marinate for 12 hours.
  • 2 Skin the onions. Make up a fresh batch of brine using the remaining salt and same amount of water, leave for 24-36 hours. Drain and rinse the onions well. Pack the onions into 4 x 450g (1lb) sterilized jars.
  • 3 Bring the vinegar to the boil with the pickling spice and chillies. Remove from the heat and cool for about 2 hours. Pour the cooled vinegar over the onions and seal with the lids.