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BetK
August 30th, 2005, 09:53 PM
Vidalia Onion Relish

1 1/2 gal. ground Vidalia Onions (16 to 20, about 10 lbs.)
1/2 c. salt
1 qt. cider vinegar
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. pickling spice
4-oz. jar chopped pimentos
4 1/2 c. sugar

Grind or use food processor for enough Vidalia onions to yield 1-1/2 gallons, add 1/2-c. salt and let stand 30 minutes. Squeeze juice from mixture and discard juice. To onions, add vinegar, sugar, spices (tied in cheesecloth or use a tea ball) and pimiento. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes, stirring often. Pack both onions & cooking liquid to cover in sterilized jars, leaving 1/2" headspace. Remove air bubbles by tapping bottom of jar or running knife to bottom several times. Wipe jar rims. Adjust lids. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath. Makes about 8 pints or 16 half-pints. I make these every summer and they make wonderful gifts. Use the relish in Deviled Eggs, Potato Salad, on sandwiches or serve with meat.

BetK :wink: