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Frozen Pearl onions

  • Denadar on Saturday, 28th April 2012

    On Saturday Kitchen today J.M. mentioned that you can buy frozen pearl onions. I have checked most of the supermarkets on line and they din't seem to have them. Does anyone have any idea where I can get them from please? They are so useful for so many things and really good for a stifado.

    Thanks.

  • Message 2. Posted by Dover Soul on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    Good news! My Supermarket say Tesco have them!! smiley - smiley
    Bad news, they also say they are out of stock. smiley - sadface

  • Message 3. Posted by Denadar on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    smiley - laugh smiley - laugh smiley - laugh

    That's most probably why when I checked they didn't have any. Thank you for looking, at least I now know that if I keep trying I might be lucky - one day smiley - smiley

  • Message 4. Posted by Stokey Sue on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    What id you search for? I can't find them

    I know last time we looked the only ones we could find were the Birds Eye ones in thin white sauce

    I ended up skinning & freezing a load myself in the autumn as I couldn't find them

  • Message 5. Posted by meto on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    They're available online here: www.brake.co.uk/food... I don't understand whether it's 1.5Kg in four packets or that the minimum is 6Kg, also no price given. However, the point is that they describe them as silverskin and I've seen them described also as baby onions. Apparently they've been featured by chefs for 4-5 years. Someone way back when said they'd found them at Tesco incidentally, so they might restock if James has the Delia effect too.

  • Message 6. Posted by Stokey Sue on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    Brakes are trade only - and that is four of 1.5 kg packets so 6 kg minimum purchase, but Ibet that's where the chefs are getting them. And it does show someone freezes them
    Best chance is to ask chef at a canteen or pub to sell on a pack!

    I do wish iceland would stock more ingredients like this, Bejam were at one time very good for odd bits like this, but in Iceland now it is hard even to find fish not coated in unwanted batter or sauce - Bird's Eye do a range they sell called "Simply Fish" - yppee I thought, but it all has added junk (mainly weirdly coloured bread crumbs), not "simply" fish at all, smiley - doh

  • Message 7. Posted by Dover Soul on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    Googled "frozen baby pearl onions" found www.mysupermarket.co...

  • Message 8. Posted by Stokey Sue on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    I don't htink those are frozen

    Tesco Finest Sweet Baby Pearl Onion (100g)


    I think those are pickled!

    100g frozen onions for £1?

    I used hte iste's own search for "forzen onion" and could find only diced onion

  • Message 9. Posted by Dover Soul on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    I wonder why I bother

  • Message 10. Posted by meto on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    I wondered why I'd bothered searching the Waitrose site which brought up 203 results (whether for frozen pearl silverskin or baby onions). Strangely none of the 203 items was a match smiley - erm

    It's not up on iPlayer yet, but I only remembers James saying they were available rather than "in a supermarket near you" (unless memory fails) so perhaps he does buy them trade.

  • Message 11. Posted by Denadar on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    Because you were trying to help me find something I really wanted, and I really am very grateful Dover Soul. smiley - bubbly smiley - smiley

  • Message 12. Posted by Stokey Sue on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    The trouble with Google searched is if you put 4 words in, and it can't find an item with all 4 words, it will go for 3, then 2 and finally one, but it doesn't always tell you waht the match criterai have been reduced to (Bing is much worse)

    Pearl Onions must have been the match

    The resaon I asked how you found them was because I couldn't find them starting within my supermaket. - but I was only searching within frozen, I'm pretty sure

    Both James for getting our hopes up, that's the problem

  • Message 13. Posted by Alison Wright on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    In the 70's & 80's there was never a ham, bacon or gammon served in our house without those Birds frozen baby onions, OH loved them.

    After heating, I removed the onions from the pan & thickened the sauce with double cream & a knob of butter & added the onions back & re-heated. It made a lovely coating sauce. I still occasionally make a creamy white onion sauce from scratch - it goes so well with baked lamb chops or a roast shoulder joint.

    Why on earth were they discontinued? - maybe someone should start an online petition if we discover they're only available to trade.

  • Message 14. Posted by kari49 on Saturday, 28th April 2012 permalink

    hiya alisonthey were a big favorite in our house as well, if i remember rightly there was a cheese sauce version as well, mum would love to see them back again(may look in freezer shop tomorrow)smiley - smileykaren

  • Message 15. Posted by Dover Soul on Sunday, 29th April 2012 permalink

    Yes, thanks Denadar, I knew you would appreciate the humour as well. Some people are just too "grumpy old woman" for words.

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