What? I hear you cry?
How can a pickle be proper or not?
Well, my family's proper pickles take a day in the making (two if you're not keen on the raw onion tang) and they are devine.
A brown onion
Cut the onion in half and then slice into thin slices
Place in a bowl
Pour over loads of malt vinegar and leave to soak
Lovely crunchy fresh pickled onions. Devine on any salad, burger, roast dinner....I could go on. We always had a bowl of them in the kitchen and they went on everything!