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Jun 19, 2008 10:14 AM

Frozen pearl onions

I see frozen pearl onions as ingredients in many US food mags but cannot find them in Toronto. I hate peeling them. I have asked at Whole Foods and they said they didn't carry them.
Any ideas?

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  1. A couple of previous threads on the topic:

    I've never personally found them (the thrill of the hunt wears off quickly when you're TTC-dependent) - I usually give up and just use fresh ones. So if you find some, please report back - I hate peeling them too. :)

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    1. re: Wahooty

      I have gotten them at Loblaws and Dominion in the past but it seems to be hit or miss if they have it in stock.

    2. If it is just a peeling issue, this technique really works well:

      ..doing it yourself will allow you to choose your, red, white, etc...

      1. MacMillan's Orchards
        733 Kingston Rd E (Hwy#2),
        betw Salem + LakeRidge Rds, Ajax
        9-6 daily May-Dec & 10-5 daily Jan-Apr

        & Hwy#7, w of Hwy #25, Acton
        1-800-387-4039 Acton 9-6 daily, Th+F -8 Apr-Dec

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        1. re: beach_cook

          MacMllan's was recommended in two previous threads as the best for the least.
          But Recyclor's method is better if you want the freshest.

          1. re: jayt90

            Thanks all!!.
            I use fresh when all I need is a pint or so, however there are some dishes I'd like to make where I would use 2-3 lbs. if I didn't have to peel them all myself.