I have made this recipe, only that I tweaked it a bit by adding a very small sugarspoons worth of sweet pickle spices, to offset the sour taste a bit. My hubby said it was too sour. I gave one away already, and the reply was Yummy.
I must have done something wrong as the onions didn't turn out right. I was very disappointed as I loved Laings Pickled Onions.
just as if I was back in England,the taste was the same. Only trouble is finding the right onions,thanks for a great post.Bob
Coming from a British family, just wanted to comment that my dad who was a professional chef used shallots to make pickled onions.
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, I had a British significant other. I got to visit Great Britain 3 times, loved the country and was fascinated with the different foodstuffs. English Pickled Onions was one of those new taste experiences. I was hooked. There now are dozens of onions in my house because I kept trying to find golf-ball-sized yellow onions and kept having to "settle" for something else. Pearl onions were outragously expensive and everything else was too big. Until--after having bought LOTS of onions :-)--I saw perfectly-sized "boiler onions." As a bonus, in my judgment, they were tri-colored! So now I have two lovely quart jars of English Pickled Onions. I am happy indeed. Thanks for posting!