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The perfect pickled onion!

Discussion in 'The Homestead' started by British Red, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I have done sugar & it can be nice if a subtle thing!
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    You don't want to overdo any of the flavours & if you don't like Juniper, leave it out for sure
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I use half balsamic in caramalised onion chutney for that very reason
     
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    Hi British Red. Can I ask a question please? You mentioned in the video something about the different kinds of malt vinegar. I'm about to buy a gallon as I always do of the brown malt non brewed but I think you said something about this not being the best for pickling as it is acetic acid and caramel. I noticed that is what it said on the container . I've always used it but I'm always looking to improve the produce I make.
    Sadly I'm about to run out of Internet on my phone. . My only access to you tube and it uses it like crazy.
    Would you recommend I hold off and buy something else or use it anyway. Thanks
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    NBC does work but if you look for "malt vinegar" its very cheap in most supermarkets!
     
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    I am REALLY sorry, but it's been a very bad day....
    From a "previous life" I recall "NBC" being "Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (warfare)" - nuke the onions ?
    Again, sincere apologies
    Simon
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Its explained in the video Simon. NBC is an acronym for Non Brewed Condiment. Its made from acetic acid, caramel and water. In effect its synthetic vinegar.
     
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    Ahhh, my long departed Godmother, her pickled onions and marmalade were such as I have never tasted or made the equal of.........three onions and a slab of stand pie, what better lunch over Christmas ?
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Needs a lump of cheddar too!
     
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    And some crusty bread and Branston pickle
     
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    Write it all down. I read (above) what's in error with most families everywhere.
    Somebody dies with the family favorite recipes in their head.
    This alone was the main driver for me to type up a digital cookbook to break that tradition.
    Shared only within family including edits every few years.

    NOT recipes that I call "nice-to-have" or the others: "you-should-try-this." Not a snowball's chance in Hello.
    Pickled onions could become one of my essential food groups very quickly.
    Are they good with liver and bacon?
     
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    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Best with cheese, crusty bread and cold cuts. Used as a bit of acid crunch with cold meat, sausage rolls etc.
     
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    Bick's is a brand of pickled cucumbers here. Sweet & Sour, Dill weed and so on.
    They sell a mixed chop of pickled things. I confess thast I use a lobster pick to eat all the pearl onions first.
    BR, you're right = it's that pop of a crunchy bite that's the best.
     
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    Pickling is universal, but the taste varies with culture. Hugely.
    I prefer the Waitrose ‘luxury’ p. onions.

    Too lazy to do my own.

    Son makes fantastic Pickled Baby Octopus!
     

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