Refrigerator Pickled Red Onions & Daikons

12/6/2020 – We have too many red onions from the grocery store and some large daikons from the garden. A recipe here seemed good to use the onions. Made more onion pickling liquid than needed for the quart of onion so made a 12 oz. jar of Daikons sliced into coins. These are made to be stored in the refrigerator and eaten soon.

The pickling liquid was made with the ingredients below. The amounts of salt and sugar are a lot less than she used. Before adding it to the jars I tasted it and it was slightly sweet and the salt could almost be detected.

  • 4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • warm water at 2:1 ratio of the vinegar – See notes below of how this was achieved
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp pickling salt

The large red onion was sliced by hand into about 1/8″ thick slices and the two large daikons were peeled then cut into 1/8″ thick coins. The quart jar was filled with the onion slices and the commercial tall pickle jar was filled with the coins. We did not need all the coins so the tougher almost pithy coins were discarded.

The seasoned vinegar was poured into the jars until they were 1/3 full. The jars were then topped off with our well water. That provided for one part vinegar to 2 parts of water. The jars were then turned and shaken then put into the outside refrigerator to pickle for a couple of days.

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