Marinated Walla Walla Sweet and Red Onion Rings

"This is from an old booklet put out by the Walla Walla Gardeners Association. Walla Walla is in SW Washington state."
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Ready In:
4hrs 15mins




  • Put all ingredients except onions in a saucepan (non-aluminium), cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Separate onions into rings. Place in an oblong baking pan (glass or non-aluminium) or large casserole.
  • Pour hot liquid over onions. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.
  • Drain and serve.

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  1. teresas
    Wow! these are good! So easy to prepare. I was surprised that the red onions mellowed out during marinating. They were so strong when I was slicing them that I had my doubts. I could only locate jumbo onions in both flavors. So cut my rings in quarters this also made it easier to eat. Thanks mikekey for a wonderful recipe.
  2. BarbryT
    mikekey, these are entirely wonderful! Now...that slight dark tinge to the marinade: err, I did not initially read the "whole" part of 1/2 t whole cloves." I did pretty much immediately try to scoop out the ground cloves but was not entirely successful!
  3. anme7039
    Another ten star onion recipe from you! I made these babies yesterday and ate them today for dinner even tho they werent on the menu. We were having pizza and I threw some of these on top on the cooked pizza since I saw them in the fridge and they were so calling my name. Tomorrow I think I am going to add them to my salads and everything else I can find, perhaps ice cream? lol, maybe I wont go that far but you get the idea.
  4. duonyte
    I have to admit that I was not all that wild about these straight from the jar but they did add an interesting note to my green salad. I am not quite sure how else to use these - maybe in a turkey wrap? A very interesting recipe, thanks for posting.
  5. Sharon123
    So easy, lots of flavor, great in a salad! I like to nibble them from the fridge too. I put the onions in a pint jar and it worked well. Thanks Mikekey! Made for PRMR game.


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