So I’m going to say this up front. These were not a hit with the kids. At least not this time. But the kids did try them, and I think that they were fun to make and added some flavor to the meal for me and my husband. So overall, I think I can call this experience a win.
I liked pearl onions as a kid, but I don’t remember ever getting them uncooked. As I recall we always had them frozen and my mother would steam them. I decided to try cooking them myself after my husband came home with two small bags of uncooked
As shown in the picture I added the cooked pearl onions to my broccoli with soy sauce and toasted sesame oil.
- uncooked fresh pearl onions
- Set a medium saucepan of water to boil.
- Throw out any onions that are soft or feel empty.
- Slice off end opposite the root of all the onions.
- Boil in the saucepan for 2 minutes.
- Drain into a colander and run under cool water until onions are cool to the touch.
- Push each onion from the root end, the skin should pop off. You may need to use a knife to slice the side of the onion to pop it out of its skin.
- Serve alone or add to another dish. I added mine to cooked broccoli.