How-To: Peel Pearl Onions

Master the art of peeling these petite beauties in just a few simple steps.

Pearl onions

Medium saucepan
Large bowl filled with ice and water
Kitchen knife

1. Fill the saucepan with water and set it over high heat. Once the water reaches a boil, add the desired number of pearl onions to the pot and cook for 1-2 minutes.

2. Remove from the heat, drain using a colander and then plunge the pearl onions into the ice bath in the large bowl.

3. Allow to soak for a few minutes, then drain the onions. Using a sharp kitchen knife, trim the root end of each onion. Then, using your pointer finger and thumb, squeeze the onion until the flesh pops away from the outer peel. Pull off any remaining excess skin, then repeat with remaining onions and reserve for your desired use.

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