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Frozen pearl onions

garlicandwingnut Jun 19, 2008 10:14 AM

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. Wahooty RE: garlicandwingnut Jun 19, 2008 10:55 AM

    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
      smr714 RE: Wahooty Jun 19, 2008 11:24 AM

      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. Recyclor RE: garlicandwingnut Jun 19, 2008 11:41 AM

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


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

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        beach_cook RE: garlicandwingnut Jun 30, 2008 03:38 PM

        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
          jayt90 RE: beach_cook Jun 30, 2008 07:10 PM

          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
            garlicandwingnut RE: jayt90 Jul 1, 2008 09:07 AM

            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.

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