Mushrooms in Vinegar/Grzybki w Occie
This popular dish is made with very fresh mushrooms in Poland, where people often pick their own in the country’s many forests.
– 2 c. white-wine vinegar; 3 tbsp. sugar
– ¼ tsp. whole peppercorns; ¼ tsp. whole allspice
– 1 whole clove garlic; 2 bay leaves
– 2 lb. fresh mushrooms; 1 small onion
– 6 c. water; 1 tsp. salt.
Put vinegar, sugar, peppercorns, allspice, garlic, and bay leaves in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and cool.
Clean mushrooms and trim off ends. (Do not remove whole stem.) Peel onion.
*If covered tightly, mushrooms in vinegar will keep for up to two months in the refrigerator.
Put 6 c. water and the salt in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add mushrooms and whole onion and boil 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat, drain through a colander, and let cool.
Put 3 tbsp. vinegar mixture into each of 2 qt. jars. Divide mushrooms equally and put into jars. Slice boiled onion and place equal amounts on top of mushrooms in each jar. Fill each jar with remaining vinegar mixture. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.*
Food: Mushrooms in Vinegar/Grzybki w Occie