Many people avoid using pearl and other small onions due to the daunting fact that they have to be peeled. Peeled like regular onions, a bowl of these could take an hour. But there’s simple way to peel these tasty little guys, and the method won’t make you cry.
Here’s how you do it:
1. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. While water is heating up, trim the end off each onion opposite the root end.
2. Place onions in the boiling water and let boil for about a minute to loosen the skin, then drain in a colander.
3. Drain the onions, then submerge them in an ice water bath to stop the cooking and cool them so they're easy to handle.