Frieda's Specialty Produce - Boiler Onions


What are Boiler Onions?

  • These underground bulbs are widely used in all cuisines for their pungent flavor. Boiler onions are considered dry onions because they are sheathed in a dry, papery skin. Boilers are cultivated in a number of colors such as white, gold, and red or purple.

How to Eat

  • Boiler onions are generally served as a side dish or roasted with meat or poultry. Boilers also make an excellent addition to soups and stews.


Health Benefits

  • Good source vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose bright, clean, firm onions.

How to Store

  • Store refrigerated in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place up to 1 month. Do not store with potatoes as they will take on moisture from them and quickly decay. If boilers begin to sprout, trim ends and refrigerate in plastic wrap and use within 1 week.


Asian Chicken Skewers with Pearl Onions

Asian Chicken Skewers with Pearl Onions Ingredients: Skewers 24 Pearl Onions, or 1 8-oz package of Frieda’s Boiler Onions, peeled according to package directions 6 boned, skinned chicken breasts, cut into julienne strips 2 red, green, or yellow bell peppers, … Continue reading

Pearl ‘N Pasta Salad

Pearl ‘N Pasta Salad Ingredients: 2 packages  Frieda’s Boiler or Pearl Onions 12 ounces pasta shells 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 3 cups cherry tomatoes halved 1 Cup pitted ripe olives, halved 1-1/3 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup mayonnaise or … Continue reading