Frozen Pearl Onions
- FrenchPeach Jan 17, 2013 10:57 AM
Hi - I would like to make a Beef Bourguignon and it calls for frozen pearl onions. Can't seem to find them anywhere. Help!
I'm not in Canada, but do ask at your local supermarkets. Around here, every supermarket at some time or other carries the "Birds-Eye" brand of frozen pearl onions, & they're of excellent quality. And "Birds-Eye" does have a presence in Canadian markets. Some markets around here only carry them around the holidays, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
While I have cooked pearl onions from scratch, I fully agree that it's a pain in the a**, & so much easier to toss in a handful or two of the already-blanched frozen ones. I'd make Coq au Vin a lot less than I do without this one shortcut. :)
Another vote for the Birds-Eye frozen! The grocery store I frequent most often never seems to have them, so when I find myself at one of the two stores in town that DO carry them, I stock up!
A month or two ago I had a pice of chuck that really needed to be cooked, and no time to go all the way across tow. Used fresh pearl onions, and it took forever to peel them...
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