pearl onion


Definition of pearl onion 

: a very small usually pickled onion used especially in appetizers and as a garnish

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Make the pickled pearl onions: In a small saucepan, combine onions and enough cold water to cover. Jonah Miller, WSJ, "Throw a Summer Party the Effortless Spanish Way," 6 July 2018 Tiny, airy Parisian dumplings are fine accents to silky chicken torchon, graced with crisped skin; and saffron tagliatelle support black-trumpet mushrooms, pickled pearl onions and toasted peanuts. Phil Vettel,, "Review: Sky's the limit with ambitious Santo Cielo," 18 May 2018 From pearl onions and oyster mushrooms to Japanese eggplant and salad greens (yep, even arugula). Alex Van Buren,, "12 Secrets to Grilling Perfect Veggies, According to a Chef," 25 June 2018 Family-style sides include fresh corn with pancetta and caramelized pearl onions. Grace Wong,, "5 things to eat, drink, do: Build rooftop sundaes, try Malort sausages and more this weekend," 7 June 2018 Arranging a few morsels of provolone with pearl onions on toothpicks to ensure that everyone gets a perfect bite. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appetit, "How to Drink and Snack Like an Italian on Vacation," 25 Apr. 2018 Traditionally a blanquette is thickened with egg yolks and has pearl onions and often button mushrooms in the mix. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "2016 Dry German Rieslings: Graceful, Resonant, Delicious," 3 May 2018 Add pearl onions and carrots and cook, stirring, until onions start to turn translucent, 5–8 minutes. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Lobster Shepherd’s Pie," 19 Mar. 2018 Top with Zing Zang, mix again, and serve with garnishes like pickled pearl onions, Spanish chorizo, and a lemon wedge. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "The 5 Best Bloody Mary Mixes—and How Bartenders Doctor Them Up," 12 Apr. 2018

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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