By Alma Lach
Whole onions are blanched before they are used in recipes. Peel onions and then cut a cross into the root end of each one. This lets the onion expand as it cooks so it will not push out the top.
Peel onions. Cut cross in the root end. Put into about 3 quarts cold water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, drain, rinse, and then cook by one of the following recipes.