Do I need to defrost pearl onions before cooking?
Small vegetables like peas, corn, or even pearl onions work best since they cook quickly and evenly, but depending on what I’m making, even bigger vegetables like broccoli florets can skip the defrosting process if they’re going to be cooked in a lot of liquid.
How do you peel frozen pearl onions?
Place the onions in the boiling water and boil for 2 minutes. Drain. Submerge the onions in the ice water and let sit, stirring with your hand once or twice for a few minutes until cool enough to handle. Use your fingers to pinch the stem end of the onions and the skin will loosen and then slide right off.
Can I use frozen pearl onions instead of fresh?
Frozen pearl onions
Frozen pearl onions are a great substitute for fresh ones. They are usually peeled and can be found in the freezer section of most well-stocked grocery stores. Frozen pearl onions have less water content than their fresh counterparts, so they’ll give you a more concentrated taste.
How do you use pearl onions?
Mild and sweet, pearl onions are delicious eaten whole. Try them roasted, pickled, or glazed, as well as in stews, braises, and gratins. The compounds that give onions their pungency is also reputed to have excellent health benefits.