Vidalia Onion Relish- Makes 20 4oz jars
10 large Vidalia onions
2 1/4 cups white vinegar
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons celery seed
2 tablespoons canning/pickling salt
Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until slightly thickened and onions are cooked through.
Prepare jars, rings, and lids by heating them in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. When the relish is ready, remove jars and lids and place on dry towel. Fill each jar, leaving 1/2-inch of space at the top of each jar. Wipe jar rims with a clean, damp cloth, place lids onto jars, and screw on rings.
Place filled jars in a hot water bath. Return water to a simmer, adding more water if needed to cover the jars by at least 1/2 inch. Bring water to a boil. Cook at a steady boil to process the jars until fully sealed, about 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let jars rest 5 minutes before removing and cooling on a clean, dry towel placed on kitchen counter or table. Check that the lids have sealed, and store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.