Many years ago my mum had an allotment. For those of you that don’t know, an allotment is a piece of land you normally rent from the local authority to grow fruits and vegetables on. Mum loved this piece of land. When she first rented it the plot was a mess. There were weeds and bushes growing all over the place.
My mum is not the greatest at tidying up and I did wonder whether she would ever clean up her plot of land. When I went back to visit the land six months later it was amazing. Mum had cleared the patch and she was growing a variety of fruits and vegetables. She had so many different vegetables she didn’t know what to do with them.
That’s when I suggested making chutney with the onions she had grown. Mum thought this was a brilliant idea. When she gave up the piece of land I was very upset. I had enjoy making chutney with the fruits of mums labour. This year mum decided to grow onions in her back garden and I’m pleased to say I got to make my delicious chutney again. Plus we all enjoyed this chutney and we hope you will too.
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- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Stirring spoon
- Sterilized glass jar
- Onions x 1 kg
- Garlic x 6 – 8 cloves
- Olive oil x 2 tbsps
- Coconut or brown sugar x 100g
- Apple cider vinegar x 200g
- Salt x 1/2
- Peel the onions and the garlic and slice them.
- Put the large saucepan onto a high heat on the hob.
- Add the oil to the base and let the pan heat up.
- Once the pan is hot add the onions and fry until they start to soften.
- When the onions have softened add in the garlic.
- Fry for a further few minutes or until the garlic starts to turn golden brown.
- If the ingredients start to stick to the base of the pan turn the heat down and add a little water.
- Next add in the sugar and fry for a further few minutes.
- The sugar will hopefully start to melt and mix in with the onions.
- Pour over the apple cider vinegar and turn the heat back up on the hob.
- Bring all the ingredients to the boil and add in the salt.
- Turn the heat down and leave to simmer for a good 10 minutes or until the ingredients become thick and sticky.
- Once the chutney ingredients are thick remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.
- When the chutney has cooled completely put it into the sterilized glass jar.
- Put the lid on tightly and store in a cool, dark place for at least a week.
- After a week or so, open and serve then store in the fridge.
Simple Onion Chutney was delicious. I had it with cheese and my husband ate it in a cheese sandwich. I gave a jar to my mum who really enjoy it as well. My mum has the strangest tastes in food and I think she ate it with scrambled egg. To be honest, I’ve not tried this one but when I make more I will give it a go. The best part about making chutney is it will last forever in the fridge. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx