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blanch

 [blanch]
to become pale.

blanch

[blanch, blänch]
Etymology: Fr, blanchir, to become white
1 to cause to become pale, as a nailbed may be blanched by using digital pressure.
2 to press blood away and wait for return, such as blanching of fingernails and return of blood.
3 to become white or pale, as from vasoconstriction accompanying fear or anger.

blanch

(blanch)
1. To become white or pale, as skin or mucous membrane affected by vasoconstriction.
2. To whiten or bleach a surface or substance.
[O.Fr. blanchir, fr. blanc, white]

blanch

to become pale.
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The cans were filled independently with blanched and unblanched pepper to the weight of 54 [+ or -] 2g; ten cans were processed per sample.
skin on, blanched 6 spring onions, white and light green parts only
But now I've heard I should have blanched them first.
If the potatoes were not blanched, finished products would have hard, dark brown patches after being deep-fried.
Blanched green beans, blanched cauliflower and thin slices of fresh green bell peppers also can be added.
Not heated or blanched, this offers the wonderful flavor of basil and eliminates fresh basil preparation labor.
A blanching basket and saucepan is about all that's needed, because according to most experts almost every vegetable should be blanched before it is frozen.
Have the veg prepared and blanched, the gravy made, the meat seared and the mash ready, then all you have to do is warm it up.
Dip the blanched florets first into season to flour and then into egg beaten with a little salt, shake off the excess and deep fry a few at a time at 190C, drain on kitchen paper and serve.
Choose slender carrot sticks, each about 2 inches long; tiny inner leaves of Belgian endive; raw or blanched Chinese pea pods; or blanched green beans (cut diagonally into 2-in.
The blanched beans were ground and pressure-cooked in a SoyCow[R] (Malnutrition Matters, Ottawa, Canada) at 98[degrees]C for 3 minutes to form a slurry, which was filtered successively through 475 urn and 180 urn sieves.