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    I bought some pickling onins as I didnt grow any, I peeled them and sprinkled salt on like mum did and left them overnight, I have put them in jars and added pickling vinegar but as I was putting them in the jars I noticed that they are soft. Should they be like this ? I am worried now cos I hate soft onions.

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    I soaked mine in salted water for 48 hours. They are a little soft but they seem pretty popular anyhoo. It is my first try at pickling so I wasn't sure if it was right for them to be softer than commercial ones.
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    i bought mine too, they were a little softer, only soaked them in salt for 24 hours, but they blow my head off, yes i know i wasn't supposed to open them until xmas, but i couldn't resist those brown shiny balls, and they taste sensational, i couldn't get any sarson so bought a large 'can' from the green grocers of 'suitable for pickling' but unspiced and spiced it myself yummy!
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    Oh well will have to wait and see, no doubt my sister will find fault with them !!! She has always been a better cook than me, being the eldest mum showed her what to do by the time it was my turn being the youngest she didnt have much time. You would think that as my Nan, my Mum, my Sister and my nephew ( who works for Grodon Ramsey )are or were good cooks I might have picked up something !!! not me useless at it. I normally ring my sister and ask her advice but I thought I would show her !!!

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    The salt takes out some water, which makes them soft. With luck the vinegar replaces the lost water, so they get firm again. If you salted them too well (or are just plain unlucky) then they may not fully re-crisp.
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    So if we refrain from eating them too early they may get crispier again? Great news thanks I will hide some jars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirlthegirl43 View Post
    So if we refrain from eating them too early they may get crispier again? Great news thanks I will hide some jars!
    too late here they are nice and crispy though.
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    I bought a load more to pickle yesterday - just need to brace myself for the peeling bit now!! (Time to try the contact lenses again methinks)
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