8poblano chiles charred, sweated, peeled & seeded, (but left as whole as you can)
1 1/2cupwhite onion, thinly sliced
3garlic cloves, thinly sliced
10whole black peppercorns
1/2cupwhite distilled vinegar
1tablespoonkosher or coarse sea salt
Place the prepared poblano chiles in a heatproof container deep enough to hold liquid.
In a large 12-inch, deep skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and let them cook, as you stir occasionally, for about 8 to 10 minutes, until completely cooked, softened and the edges are barely beginning to brown. Add the garlic, stir and cook for a minute, until it has softened and become fragrant. Add the the oregano, thyme, bay leaves, whole cloves and peppercorns, stir and let them cook for a minute.
Pour in the vinegars, salt and sugar and stir. Bring to a simmer and continue cooking for about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Pour the pickling marinade on top of the chiles and let cool. Once it cools, cover with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate. If using same day, let them marinate for at least an hour. The pickled chiles will keep in the refrigerator for a couple weeks.