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    Pickled Onions - Dry or Wet Brine?

    Which way do you do it? Which way results in crispier pickles? Do you use standard cooking salt?

    Unrelated, does or has anyone salted runner beans?

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    I use a wet brine and mine are crunchy......

    Salted runners.....my mum used to do , need loads and loads of rinsing and then some more
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    Dry brine and they are still crunchy, so either is fine. Did salted runners once and couldn't get the salt out!!!!!!!!!!! Compost.
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    I pour wet brine over unpeeled onions and leave overnight, peel, rinse and dry, pack in jars pour over spiced vinegar (add a couple of chillis and pickling spices if you want really hot,hot,hot onions!) Works everytime and lovely crispy onions for months!

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    Thank you for the replies.

    Hmm, I'll see how the mood takes me this evening in that case. Perhaps a batch done each way.

    I like pickled onions that are really, really strong. Not so much 'Hot' as in chilli hot. Just as strong as possible. So it will be lots of spices and spiced vinegar and just a careful addition of my dried chillis to a few jars.

    I think I'll have to find something else to do with the runners. Any suggestions?

    I wasn't expecting to have so many. I put them in late, in a newly cleared bit of ground, in the shade. No feeding. Still picking them now and they are still setting flowers. My OH just leaves them if I put them on her plate. I like them, but I cannot physically eat them all by myself and I think my neighbours are sick of them now.

    Next year I will do a single wigwam of runners and grow Canadian wonder beans in their place!
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    runner bean chutney is lovely, add some courgettes if your overun with them too!Leave some to dry on the plants and you'll have loads of dried beans to last you through the winter - two sheds is the expert I believe

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    I always get my sister to make me a few jars of runner bean pickle. needs a couple of months to mature.... but... I am already halfway down jar.

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