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How To Peel Small Onions Quickly & Easily

Red OnionsWhether they are small white onions, pearl onions, small red onions, shallots or any other type of small onion…and you need to peel a lot of them at one time…here’s the trick!

Boil a pot of water large enough to accommodate the amount of onions you are needing to peel. Once the water in the pot is boiling, put the onions in and boil for 1 min.

Then, strain them in a colander or fish them out with a hand-held strainer, and plunge them into very cold water.

Yellow OnionsWhen you rub the onion, the skin peels right off, and in fact, you can peel as many layers off of the onion you desire!

This tip works especially well when using a lot of onions in a recipe, such as canning or pickling onions!


I hope you enjoyed this Cooking Tip on Cooking With Kimberly. Until next time…

Eat Deliciously!

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  1. My good stumble friend, melchazidek, says:

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    LOL…Uh oh…You cut off the skins then…

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  2. melchazidek adds:

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  3. My great stumble buddy, melchazidek, adds:

    “I boiled 48 eggs and pealed them according to your site by rolling them on a table top while still warm and then I placed 50 Pearl Onions in 4 Qts Boiling hot water and counted to 30 twice cause I cant count that high at 4 AM. Then I dumped them in ice cold water for about a minute then I cut the top off and squeezed the tails and they popped out like Gophers coming outta the Lawn during a rain storm. Now they are ALL Safe in my 5 Gallon Glass Pickle Jar. Thanks to Kimberly’s help….”

    LOL…I’m so glad I could be of help!!! That sounds like a mighty concoction!

    melchazidek: “I’ll get a Picture of my 5 Gallon Glass pickle Pot for ya. OK??? {:o)))”

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