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.
Good news! My Supermarket say Tesco have them!!
Bad news, they also say they are out of stock.
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
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
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.
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,
Googled "frozen baby pearl onions" found www.mysupermarket.co...
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
I wonder why I bother
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
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.
Because you were trying to help me find something I really wanted, and I really am very grateful Dover Soul.
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
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.
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)karen
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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