Frieda's Specialty Produce - Pearl Onions


What is a Pearl Onion?

  • Pearl onions are about the size of a large marble and have a mild onion flavor. They are sheathed in dry, papery skins and can be used as an alternative to your generic onion.

How to Eat

  • oil whole, add to soups and stews or creamed dishes like creamed peas and onions. Pearl onions make a great addition to salads and may also be pickled or marinated.
  • For easy peeling, trim both ends and blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove pearl onions from the pot and drop them into cold water. When cooled enough to touch, drain the water, and easily peel off outer skin.


Health Benefits

  • High in vitamin C and good source of fiber.

How to Choose

  • Choose bright, clean, firm onions.

How to Store

  • Store unrefrigerated in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place up to 1 month.


Gibson Cocktail

Gibson Cocktail This classic, savory martini adds a sweet-tart pop of pickled onion instead of briny olives Ingredients 2 1/2 oz. gin 1/2 oz. vermouth 1-3 pickled cocktail onions Steps In a mixing glass filled with ice, add gin and … Continue reading

Pickled Cocktail Onions

Pickled Cocktail Onions Fresh pearl onions give this classic pickle the crunch you can’t get from the frozen stuff. Add these tangy pearls to your cheese platter or drop one into your next martini! Ingredients 1 10-ounce bags white, red, … Continue reading

Balsamic Glazed Pearl Onions

Balsamic Glazed Pearl Onions Ingredients 2  10-ounce bags white, red, and gold pearl onions, trimmed and peeled 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 cup water Salt and pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 … Continue reading

Vegetables Olé

Vegetables Olé Do you wonder like we do what veggie to serve with your fave Mexican dish? Wonder no more. Here it is. And the secret isn’t in the vegetables, so we’ve given you lots to pick from. No, the … Continue reading

Three Vegetable Medley

Three Vegetable Medley Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 ½ cup sliced, peeled Frieda’s® Oyster Mushrooms 2/3 cup chopped carrot 2/3 cup chopped celery ½ cup Frieda’s® Pearl Onions, peeled and halved 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg … Continue reading

Steamed Vegetables Serrano

Steamed Vegetables Serrano Ingredients: 1 or 2 Frieda’s Serrano Chiles 2 yellow crookneck squash, thinly sliced 12-ounce baby carrots, trimmed 1/2 of a 10-ounce package Frieda’s Pearl Onions, peeled according to package instructions 1 tablespoon margarine 1 tablespoon lime juice 1-1/2 teaspoon fresh … Continue reading

Skewerd Japanese Eggplant

Skewerd Japanese Eggplant Ingredients: 1 Frieda’s Japanese Eggplant 1 bag of Frieda’s Pearl Onions 1 pint of cherry tomatoes 1 green bell pepper Teriyaki or soy sauce Steps: Cut Frieda’s Japanese Eggplant into 1-inch slices. On bar-b-que skewers, place cubes of … Continue reading

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

Green, White and Orange Veggie Pearls

Green, White and Orange Veggie Pearls Ingredients: 4 ounce Frieda’s Sugar Snap® Peas 12 ounce Frieda’s Red, Gold, or White Pearl Onions 1 cup whole peeled baby carrots 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 tablespoon Frieda’s Fresh Basil, chopped or … Continue reading

Creamy Plantain Onion Soup

Creamy Plantain Onion Soup Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 leeks sliced (white part only) 1 cup sliced pearl onions, or medium onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 plantains, peeled and diced 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 … Continue reading

Chutney Grilled Fruit and Onions

Chutney Grilled Fruit and Onions Ingredients: 4 8-inch squares aluminum foil 16 Frieda’s Pearl Onions, peeled according to package directions 1/2 cantaloupe melon, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks 1/4 fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks 1/4-cup mango … Continue reading

Braised Vegetables with Endive

Braised Vegetables with Endive Ingredients: 2 or 3 Belgian Endives 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 tablespoon Fresh Basil, Dill, Chervil, or Chives 1/2 cup chicken broth or stock 3/4 cup Frieda’s Baby Carrots peeled if desired, and trimmed 3/4 cup … Continue reading

Potatoes with Shallot Saute

Potatoes with Shallot Saute Ingredients: 8 ounces Frieda’s Pearl Onions (Red, White, or Gold), peeled according to package directions, or 1 cup chopped brown onions 6 Frieda’s Shallots or 2 (3-oz. bags) peeled and thinly sliced 1 clove Frieda’s Elephant … Continue reading

Marinated Pearl Onions

Marinated Pearl Onions Ingredients: 1 10-ounce package Frieda’s Red, White, or Gold Pearl or Cipolline Onions, peeled according to package directions 1-1/2 cups small whole mushrooms, trimmed and cleaned Marinade: 1 cup salad or olive oil 1/3 cup white wine … Continue reading

Pearl Onions in Cream Sauce

Pearl Onions in Cream Sauce Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 3 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 cups whole milk, heated almost to boiling point 1  10-ounce basket white Frieda’s Pearl Onions, peeled White pepper and salt to taste 2 tablespoons … 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

Squash & Summer Vegetable Medley

Squash & Summer Vegetable Medley Ingredients: 2 pounds Frieda’s Squash (such as Kabocha, Acorn, Buttercup, Banana, or Butternut), halved 1 cup carrots, julienne-cut 1 cup Frieda’s Sugar Snap Peas, halved crosswise 1/2 cup Frieda’s Pearl Onions 1/2 cup whole kernel … Continue reading

Meyer Lemon-Braised Chicken with Snow Peas

Meyer Lemon-Braised Chicken with Snow Peas Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as thyme, parsley, rosemary) 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Meyer … Continue reading