Sweet and Spicy Pickled Onions

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2008, America's Test Kitchen TV

These pickled onions are very loosely based on Mexican curtido, a relish of pickled vegetables.

SERVES 8 (Makes about 2 cups)

TIME 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

This sweet and spicy pickled onions recipe is quick and easy to make and goes with a variety of dishes. Vinegar and sugar temper the sharpness of the onions and the heat of the jalapeños. Be patient while the mixture cools—that time is esse...

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