Soak unpeeled onions in 1 qt.water with 1 Tbsp.salt added for 12 hours.
Drain and remove skins.
Soak onions in 1 qt.water with 3 Tbsp.salt added for 48 hours.
Bring vinegar to boil.
Add onions and boil for 3 minutes.
Immediately pour into sterilized qt.jar.
Add red pepper pod, bay leaf and clove.