making pickled red onions

Pickled Red Onions

What’s a chef’s favorite condiment?

According to Chef Kenji, open the fridge of any chef and you’ll find a jar of pickled red onions. I’m no chef but I figure this is a good way to pretend I am.

These are delicious and super easy to make.

making pickled red onions

Pickled Red Onions

Yield: 1 jar
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 15 minutes

Chef Kenji says these are in the fridge of every chef.


  • 2 red onions
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 16 oz water
  • 16 oz distilled vinegar
  • 2 tbs salt
  • 2 - 4 cloves garlic.


  1. Slice the onion into thin strips

  2. Put the onions, garlic and jalapeno into the jar

  3. Heat the liquids, salt and sugar until everything dissolves

  4. Pour the liquid into the jar

  5. Let it cool

  6. They are ready in about an hour but get better overnight

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