Cucumbers and Purple Onions in Vinegar

Every southern family has this in their refrigerator in the summer.  And I mean EVERYONE.

In a large jar, add about 2 cucumbers (depending on size) sliced – not paper thin, but like bread and butter pickles and 1 purple onion cut in wedges and separated.  Peel your cucumber or run a peeler down the sides for a stripe. 

Alternate the cucumbers and onions until the jar is full.  Fill jar with water and vinegar 2:1 ratio.  You can use apple cider vinegar if you want, but I use white vinegar.  Add a pinch of sugar and salt and pepper to taste.  I would start with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.  Put the top on tight, shake it up, and refrigerate.  In 30 minutes, open it and taste, if too salty, pour a little liquid out and replace with water, if not salty enough, add a little salt. 

 You serve this right out of the jar with EVERYTHING.  Especially great with fresh vegetables.  So refreshing!  Will keep for days in the frig – that is if it lasts that long.


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