By Eddy − On Sunday, January 29, 2017, 7 years ago in Side Recipes
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Portuguese Pickled Onions Recipe

Portuguese Pickled Onions Recipe

Portuguese pickled onions (cebolas cortidas) are one of the most unique Portuguese foods, you can enjoy them as a snack or as a side dish with your favorite meals.

Preparation time 15 min
Cooking Time 20 min
Ready In 35 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8

Ingredients

20 (smaller) onions2 cups of wine vinegar2 cups of water2 tablespoons of salt1/5 cup of olive oil2 cloves of garlic3 bay leaves1 tablespoon of mustard seeds1 tablespoon of oregano1 tablespoon black pepper (whole, without grinding)1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes1 big jar with a lid
20 (smaller) onions2 cups of wine vinegar2 cups of water2 tablespoons of salt1/5 cup of olive oil2 cloves of garlic3 bay leaves1 tablespoon of mustard seeds1 tablespoon of oregano1 tablespoon black pepper (whole, without grinding)1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes1 big jar with a lid
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Directions

  1. Peel all the onions and rinse them well.
  2. In a saucepan, prepare the seasoning. Boil all ingredients (vinegar, water, olive oil, salt, garlic, bay leaves and spices) together.
  3. Heat the jar in hot water.
  4. Place onions in the jar and add the boiling seasoning over the onions.
  5. Let it cool slightly and close the lid.
  6. Store in the refrigerator for at least 3 weeks.
  7. The longer you let the onions preserve, the better the onions will taste.
Adapted from a recipe by easyportugueserecipes.com

Pam
Pam
My grandmother made these for us as kids and were so delicious! I made several batches last year and loved them. My Vava had a recipe and keep her jars in a dark room in the basement and we had them all winter… Is there such a recipe for making them last more than 3 week? Thanks ❤️
8 months ago, Thursday, June 22, 2023
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Eddy
As long as the jars are sealed air tight, these will last a lot longer, we ourselves store them in a cold room and they last months.
8 months ago, Thursday, June 22, 2023
Carolyn Cook
Carolyn Cook
The boiled liquid didn't cover the onions in the bottle. I added 1 cup vinegar and 2 cups water.
2 years ago, Saturday, December 11, 2021
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Eddy

It is supposed to be 2 cups vinegar and 2 cups water Carolyn.


2 years ago, Saturday, December 11, 2021
s pereira
s pereira
dont you have to heat the jar so the boiling water mix does not vrack it
2 years ago, Friday, August 27, 2021
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Eddy
Yes, excellent point, I will update the recipe.
2 years ago, Friday, August 27, 2021
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