verb (used with object)
- to scald briefly and then drain, as peaches or almonds to facilitate removal of skins, or as rice or macaroni to separate the grains or strands.
- to scald or parboil (meat or vegetables) so as to whiten, remove the odor, prepare for cooking by other means, etc.
- to give a white luster to (metals), as by means of acids.
- to coat (sheet metal) with tin.
verb (used without object)
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There, blood sits at the bottom of a bowl beneath blanched vegetables, blanched noodles and paper-thin slices of raw beef, all topped with sweltering broth.
A low broiler setting is also excellent at pulling extra moisture from ingredients once they’ve been baked, blanched, or cooked in some other fashion.
Once my grain of choice is turned to a low simmer, I’ll salt another pot of boiling water, and blanch broccoli, a spiraling head of romanesco, some turnips or little fingerling potatoes.
It can start with making meatballs or by blanching greens, by roasting a whole pig or simmering sausages or boiling a chicken until the meat falls off the bone.Hearty and robust, Italian wedding soup is a perfect marriage of meat and vegetables|Daniela Galarza|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Most Republicans blanch instinctively at the political rhetoric of “the new Cleveland.”
True, many Brazilians—and not a few of his fellow city councilors—blanch at Apolinário's fevered views.
His more polemical books, such as Black Mass and Straw Dogs, often posit a worldview bleak enough to make Beckett blanch.
Blanch squash for about one minute, drain and cool with cold water.
Blanch the spinach and parsley in boiling salted water until completely tender and then cool in ice water.
A cry, which heard, even at noon day, seldom fails to blanch the manliest cheek.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Strong in lowliness, they neither blanch in heat nor pine in frost.Art in England|Dutton Cook
"Yep, he air dead," fell from Tessibel; for she had seen the large, glazed eyes draw in at the corners and the little face blanch.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
And then his steady successes were offset by a disaster that caused even his face to blanch.Shadow, the Mysterious Detective|Police Captain Howard
Pare fruit if desired or blanch or scald in boiling water a small quantity of fruit at a time.The New Dr. Price Cookbook|Anonymous