How to Peel Pearl Onions
Pearl onions are about the size of a grape and have a mild flavor. They can be cooked (they are often creamed) and served as a side dish, pickled, or used as a condiment or garnish. Because they’re so small, it can be a tedious job to remove their papery skin. Here's a quick and easy way to remove the skins from pearl onions.
Because they’re so small, it can be a tedious job to remove their papery skin. To make this job a little easier, plunge the whole onions in boiling water for 1 minute—just to loosen their skin. Remove from the boiling water and drain. Trim off the root ends with a paring knife and gently squeeze to slip off the skins.