White Pearl Onions are small in size, averaging 1-4 centimeters in diameter, and are globular in shape with slightly pointed ends. The petite bulb is covered in a white, thin, papery, parchment that easily flakes off when touched. Underneath the papery skin, there is a white sheath, similar to garlic, and the flesh is white, almost translucent with layers of thin rings. The flesh is firm, juicy, and crisp. White Pearl Onions are crunchy and mild developing a savory, sweet, and slightly less pungent flavor than full-sized onions when cooked.
When added to a dish, onions make it come alive with aromatic undertones. When used raw, they add a punch to salads and salsa. But the real magic takes place when they’re cooked: A light sauté or slow roast mellows their pungent, acrid flavors and coaxes out their natural sweetness.
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