Pearl onions are the
size of marbles and come in red, yellow (or gold),
and white, which is the most readily available.
They are mild with a crunchy texture and add a nice
accent to vegetable dishes.
Pearl onions are sometimes called
pickling onions because they pickle well. Creamed
pearl onions are a favorite side dish for special
occasions. Pearl onions are usually sold by the
pint in containers.