- 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM blanchblancher, noun
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If you’re buying them from the grocery store, or you know they’re more than a few days old, cooking — blanching, steaming, roasting, grilling or sauteing — will help temper some of their strong flavors.A guide to Brussels sprouts: How to choose, store, season and cook the versatile vegetable|Daniela Galarza|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In Geneva, Switzerland, in the University mathematics library, his wiry beard now blanched with time, Besso sat hunched over his own pile of books, and worked—quietly, mysteriously—alone.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
A comforting grain bowl relies on a surprising technique for the fluffiest kashaThe main sticking point has been the step of blanching the head of cabbage to make the leaves pliable enough to use as wrappers.This one-pot riff on stuffed cabbage has all the flavors of the classic — in half the time|Ellie Krieger|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
He blanched when it came time to plunge, invest the money, press, and distribute.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But conservative Democratic senators still blanched and the White House did not push the matter.
About half an hour after I joined the line, my friend Laura Ingraham arrived with her producer—surveyed the line—and blanched.
On the other side of the Capitol, senators blanched at the idea of the massive spending bill headed their way.Congress Strikes Funding Deal and Averts Latest Potential Shutdown|Patricia Murphy|December 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Ronstadt was one of several Arizonans who blanched at the gloomy face the governor had drawn on the state.
The Seneschal stood with blanched face and gaping mouth, his fire all turned to ashes before the passion of this gaunt man.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
He stepped hastily back, his cheeks, before so fresh and ruddy, were now blanched with a deadly pallor.
Sickness had never blanched the warm glow on her cheeks, or dimmed the brightness of her large, lustrous eyes.
In silence my uncle took one and came towards me, the servants with scared, blanched countenances following.Uncanny Tales|Various
Then Georgie took the blanched hand of the motherless girl, and entreated her.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills