Sandwiches are a lunch time staple around here. There is always a plethora of bread, cold cuts and condiments hanging around the refrigerator. We love making toasted sandwiches with salami, ham, peperoncini slices, halved kalamata olives and these pickled onions.
Honestly, it’s the best tasting sandwich. Like ever. I crave this sandwich daily. These onions make it over the top.
But here’s the thing, this is hardly a recipe. I know I’ve talked about my crazy obsession with peperoncini’s over here. I do still love them, so much so, when I would pour out the juice of the empty peperoncini jar, I would try to think of something I could do with it. I didn’t want to see it go.
One day it dawned at me, why not slice up all the leftover onion wedges living at the bottom of my crisper and add them to the peperoncini juice? So I tried it. And it was fabulous. And now all of my leftover onions are sliced and added to the peperoncini jar for the perfect sandwich onion.
Whites onions are definitely my favorite. They have a nice flavor bite after 24 hours in the juice. These pickled onions also go nicely in salads. It really kicks them up!
I always have a refrigerator full of onion halves and wedges, now they have a place to go. So will yours.
How many of you tear up while you are slicing onions? It is almost impossible for me to get through one onion before my eyes are burning. If you have this problem, you HAVE to get these. You will not shed another tear during the cutting process. They are amazing. My biggest complaint is I now need some with prescription lenses. That probably won’t happen. They are a brilliant invention.
If you love a tasty sandwich with all kinds of crunch and texture, you will love these. They come out surprisingly mild but relay the perfect flavor. You’ll see. And cute jars also make these taste better.
I love finding a new use for something I used to throw away. What do you like on your sandwiches?