1 Lb.red onions 
4 cups boiling water


1/2 cup cider vinegar 
--or unseasoned rice vinegar 
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons honey or sugar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves 

Peel the onions and slice
them as thin as you possibly can. 

Transfer them to a 
medium-sized bowl. 

Pour the boiling water 
into the bowl, and 
let the onions soak 
in the boiling water for 5 minutes.

Drain thoroughly in a colander. 

While the onions sit 
in the colander, 
combine the marinade ingredients
in the same bowl, 

Mix well.

Stir in the onions, 
and let them sit in the 
marinade for 10 - 15 minutes. 

Transfer the onions with 
all the liquid to a jar 
with a tight-fitting lid, 
and chill until very cold. 

These keep for months in the refrigerator.

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