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Pearl Onions

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by FLMountainMan, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan Well-Known Member

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    I have started tossing these in whenever I saute anything. I absolutely love the taste they add and they are really good to eat once cooked. These things are a godsend.
     
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    They are great, but if you really want to pull the flavor out of them you need to blanche and peel them before you saute.
     
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    They are great, but if you really want to pull the flavor out of them you need to blanche and peel them before you saute.

    It's heresy, but I buy the frozen ones already peeled. I use them for boeuf bourguignon and they are a huge time saver on a lengthy-to-prepare dish.
     
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    when you boil them add some vinegar
     
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    Use Cippolini. Prepare to lose your mind.
     
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    Peel them. Saute in a pan with a small amount of olive oil until they get some color. Put them in a baking dish with 1/2 cup of chicken broth, salt & pepper and bake until they carmelize. Takes up to an hour.

    Easy way to peel them is to drop in boiling water for a minute and then squeeze them out of the skin.

    Awesome side dish.
     
  7. GQgeek

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    Peel them. Saute in a pan with a small amount of olive oil until they get some color. Put them in a baking dish with 1/2 cup of chicken broth, salt & pepper and bake until they carmelize. Takes up to an hour.

    Easy way to peel them is to drop in boiling water for a minute and then squeeze them out of the skin.

    Awesome side dish.


    Yes, but don't let matt find out you're taking shortcuts. [​IMG]

    Pearl onions were actually the first onions I learned to like. I didn't like onions as a kid.
     
  8. itsstillmatt

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    Yes, but don't let matt find out you're taking shortcuts. [​IMG]

    Pearl onions were actually the first onions I learned to like. I didn't like onions as a kid.

    You are supposed to peel pearl onions that way, not shallots. Dildo. That said, I do it by hand, raw. I generally add a pinch of sugar as well.
     
  9. GQgeek

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    You are supposed to peel pearl onions that way, not shallots. Dildo. That said, I do it by hand, raw.

    I generally add a pinch of sugar as well.


    I'm much better with shallots now. [​IMG] I was not using proper technique.
     
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    Use Cippolini. Prepare to lose your mind.

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