Vidalia Onion Relish
5 lbs (3½ cups chopped) Vidalia onions
6 tbsp (4½ tsp) kosher or pickling salt
½ tsp (1 dash) turmeric
½ cup (2 tbs) roasted red peppers
1 tsp (¼ tsp) celery seed
1 tsp (¼ tsp) dry mustard
2 cups (½ cups) sugar
2 cups (½ cups) cider vinegar
Peel and cut the onions into fine dice.
Layer the onions with the salt applied over each layer.
Let stand in the refrigerator, covered for 2 hours up to 24 hours.
Strain the juice from the onions and rinse well.
Place in a large heavy bottom pot and cook over medium high heat.
Cook the onions down without letting them brown.
Add all other ingredients and incorporate well.
Bring to a simmer and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
Adjust seasoning as necessary.
You can refrigerate the relish; this can be jarred or frozen.
Put on hot dogs, hamburgers or use as a general summertime condiment.
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This recipe yields ½ a gallon. A more "family cooking" size yield of 2 cups is achieved through using the ingredient amounts in the parentheses.