Pickled Onions

A jar of home made pickled onions in spiced malt vinegar A dish of pickled silverskin onions

Pickled onions are a food item consisting of onions pickled in a solution of vinegar and salt, often with other preservatives and flavorings.  Pickled onions are usually pickled in malt vinegar and the onions are about 25-26 mm in diameter. Silverskin onions are pickled in white vinegar, and are much smaller. Full sized onions, e.g. Spanish Onions, can be pickled if sliced first.

Silverskin onions are frequently used as an essential component of the Martini cocktail variant known as a Gibson.

In the United Kingdom they are often eaten alongside fish and chips or as part of a ploughman's lunch.

In the Southern United States, pickled Vidalia onions can be served as a side dish.

In Hong Kong, pickled onions are served in many Cantonese restaurants, especially around dinner time, as a small dish before the main course is served.

In Switzerland, they are served to accompany raclette, along with pickled gherkins.

In Mexican cuisine, one preparation, cebollas curtidas, has sliced red onions pickled in a mixture of citrus juices and vinegar, which is served as a garnish or condiment. Sometimes cooked beets are added, producing a more strongly pink colored dish.

As with many other Terran fermented or pickled foods, pickled onions are consumable by most LSLD Carbon based Union species, and are popular with the Shaill, Shail, Yokuda, Elly, Nul, Boloth and many Homo Galactus individuals.

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