Today we went to Twisted Root in Dallas for yummy yummy burgers. I have mine without the bun = "Burger in a Bowl" to accommodate my special diet needs. Twisted Root is a really cool resteraunt. They serve excellent food, have a staff with a great sense of humor, and they are green. The following is lifted from their website " We r freak’n Green. Everything disposable is biodegradable. Even our cleaning products r Green!" Check out their website here -> http://twistedrootburgerco.com/wordpress/menu/. My burger/salad had some nice pickled onions on it. Hello, I have onions running off of my table and across the kitchen floor. I should make pickles out of them.
The recipes I found online suggested using red wine vinegar with a some distilled white vinegar and a little sugar and salt. I think no problem, I've got that. Nope, I have several bottles of vinegar - not one of them red wine. I do, however, have more than one bottle of balsamic vinegar. Substitution? The pickled onions I made are tasty, but they are not pretty. Red wine vinegar made the pickled onions at Twisted Root a nice pink. My pickled onions are sort of the color of coffee. Next time, I will use red wine instead of balsamic.
Baked Onion Rings
Thick sliced white and yellow onions
Bowl of Water
Bowl of milk and egg (equal amounts egg and milk)
Separate the onions into rings and put them in the bowl of water. Dredge with flour (take them out of the water first ;), dip in egg mixture and then coat with bread crumbs. Bake at 375 until crispy. Next time I am going to spray them with a light coat of olive oil.
Slice onions very thin. (I used red onions)
Place them in a sauce pan and add equal parts red wine vinegar and white vinegar to cover.
Add a little water
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar.
Bring this to a boil and remove from heat. Let sit until onions are soft. Eat as soon as they are cool enough. I am going to store them in a covered bowl and use them up fast. I don't feel like this is a "safe" recipe for canning. I plan to eat them in fewer than four days.