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pearl onions • easiest way to peel

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

There's a quick and easy method to peel them that will make the task both simpler and faster.

method Stove Top

Ingredients For pearl onions • easiest way to peel

  • unpeeled pearl onions, as needed

How To Make pearl onions • easiest way to peel

  • 1
    In a saucepan with boiling water, add the pearl onions with their skin on.
  • 2
    Set the timer for 3 minutes.
  • 3
    When time is up, remove from the heat and drain them in a colander.
  • 4
    To stop the cooking process, rinse them thoroughly under cold water – if you want, you can transfer them to an ice bath.
  • 5
    Let them sit to drain further more.
  • 6
    Using a paring knife, cut off both ends and peel off the skin
  • 7
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