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pick a pinch of pickles

a pickled onion in a packet
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you can get tomato ketchup, brown sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper, honey, lemon juice, mayo, relish, mustard… but you can’t get a pickled onion in a sachet.

why not? it’s an outrage. one purchases one’s perfectly presented portion of cod and chips and then you rely on some (usually, not always it has to be said) greasy haired chip shop proprietor to manhandle one or two pickled onions out of a mangy old jar that looks like it hasn’t moved from the spot for fifty years.

to my mind, its perfectly feasible to create an irresistible looking little packet containing a drop or two of vinegar and one perfectly pre-pickled onion.

po, Aug 27 2005

(?) not a pickled onion in sight. http://www.clearfour.com/condiment/
[po, Aug 27 2005]

(?) my modest effort. http://www.geocitie...eshclaws/onion.html
[po, Aug 27 2005]

(?) nice plain recipe. http://www.abc.net....tories/s1436052.htm
it mentions 'increase in lust'. whats that all about? [po, Aug 28 2005]

oniony http://www.halfbakery.com/user/oniony
are you pickled or what? [po, Sep 03 2005]

Ploughman's Lunch (in a bag. With pickled onions. In another bag in the 1st bag!) https://www.britsto...carded-8-x-38g.html
Hi Po, good to see you're still pickling. I've tried these, and the onions are the best bit tbh [notripe, May 10 2019]

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       I didn't even realise pickled onions had an existence separate from crisp/chip flavoring, but hey, if that's what rocks your boat, I'm all for widening the flavors avalable in sachet form.
DrCurry, Aug 27 2005
  

       what are you saying, you've never eaten a pickled onion? where was it you grew up again?
po, Aug 27 2005
  

       I don't know [po] - there's something about that jar on the shelf, call it tradition or nostalgia or something. And what happens to the vinegar when you open the sachet? Is there any way of not tipping it everywhere? Bone withheld due to your Modest Effort.
wagster, Aug 27 2005
  

       Why on earth would anyone want to eat a pickled onion? They're a lot better not pickled, cooked, and on pigs in blankets (hotdogs).   

       My prejudice against these delightful condiments aside, I forsee a pickled bun coming towards you on the horizon - mine.
froglet, Aug 27 2005
  

       yeah, the idea of a pickled onion makes my stomach turn. But seeing is I am not judging your taste, but your idea, you get a bun from me too!
babyhawk, Aug 27 2005
  

       babyh, have you eaten a pickled onion?   

       //Bone withheld due to your Modest Effort.// that sounds quite disgusting. :)   

       oops, I forgot.   

       thing is waggy, you might actually like a pickled onion with your BigMac or Wendy or whatever... this takes pickled onions into Pizza Hut and Smith's of Tooting and the cheap restaurant in Harrods or Wimpy (if they still exist).   

       it is quite obvious that the world is quite ignorant of the charms of pickled onions. gawd, not all countries are blessed with chip shops.   

       btw, what do pregnant american women crave for, if not pickled onions with orange ice-lollies?
po, Aug 27 2005
  

       //what do pregnant american women crave for// ice cream, pickles, peanut butter, chips, crisps, large buffets of food (which are everywhere here)...
sleeka, Aug 27 2005
  

       I don't like pickled onions. And I dont understand WHY pregnant women crave for it
chocolateraindrops, Aug 27 2005
  

       Thing is po, I don't want to go to Pizza Hut or Wimpy, I want to go to the chippy and have an old pickled onion from a jar.
wagster, Aug 27 2005
  

       po: the right side of the tracks, I guess...
DrCurry, Aug 28 2005
  

       //what do pregnant american women crave for// Pasta, chips & queso. (from Chili's), chocolate, pasta, Muddy Buddies, salty french fries eaten dipped into a chocolate milkshake, pasta...;)   

       po, honey, I have never tasted a pickled onion. But I like my onions. I like them on my burgers, hotdogs, grilled with veggies, sauteed, etc. So I am sure that I would be willing to try a pickled onion, even if I don't take to them. What are they pickled with?
babyhawk, Aug 28 2005
  

       I used to pickle my own, its very easy. usually they are very small onions and just left to steep for several weeks/months in vinegar and pickling spices. I found various recipes when I was searching.   

       pickled onions are very crisp and crunchy! I like mine with cheese and biscuits. mmmmm.
po, Aug 28 2005
  

       Oh god, it's one of those hungry-making conversations again. Now I'm going to have to go out and procure myself some pickled onions.
wagster, Aug 28 2005
  

       I really don't trust those grubby looking jars in chip shops, onion sachets would be much more sanitary so +.
fridge duck, Aug 28 2005
  

       I must be an old fuddy-duddy, but what would you rather have: a bag of chips with a sachet of salt, a sachet of pickled onion and a sachet of ketchup (and tea with a sachet of sugar and a little container-of-milk-that-spills) OR a bag of chips with a salt cellar, a pickled onion from a big jar on a shelf and a hexagonal bottle of Heinz that you can whack (and a mug of tea next to a sugar bowl with a proper metal teaspoon and a jug of milk)?
wagster, Aug 28 2005
  

       you have to ask? :P
po, Aug 28 2005
  

       I like pickled onions, I'd give these a whirl. Ok, now whadaya got for eggs?   

       I got squeggs!
wagster, Aug 28 2005
  

       there's a cream for it, shirley.
po, Aug 28 2005
  

       Stop calling me Shirley!
wagster, Aug 28 2005
  

       Except when he's in drag.   

       I googled for "cocktail onions" and found some three-ounce jars that might fit in a purse or pocket. [+]
baconbrain, Aug 31 2005
  

       What about a pickled-onion vending machine?
Ian Tindale, Aug 31 2005
  

       What about a pickled-egg vending machine?   

       I'll just dig through the archives.
skinflaps, Aug 31 2005
  

       Ahh - chives.
Ian Tindale, Aug 31 2005
  

       Bless you.
skinflaps, Aug 31 2005
  

       Don't forget wallies!
Gordon Comstock, Aug 31 2005
  

       Where's [oniony]?
Shz, Aug 31 2005
  

       He doesn't seem to be far away, check his profile.
wagster, Aug 31 2005
  

       what's a wally? I forget
po, Sep 03 2005
  

       Wallies: those delightful anaemic looking pickled cucumbers that float around forlornly in a greasy jar behind the counter of the chippy. I love 'em.
Gordon Comstock, Sep 05 2005
  

       I'm sure this was at least partly baked in the 60s or 70s - you used to be able to buy small packets of Tuc-like cracker "sandwiches" with a sort of cheesy paste between them, and they came with a small foil packet containing a cocktail (silverskin) onion. Can't remember what they were called.
Bun to a fellow pickle afficionado.
[EDIT] Similar concept is those sour crunchy Japanese plums - can't remember what they're called, but they come in individual packets, IIRC
coprocephalous, Sep 05 2005
  

       Drowning in vinegar.
oniony, Oct 11 2006
  

       Ume boshi!!!
Voice, Aug 20 2007
  

       Gesundheit.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 10 2019
  


 

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