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blanch at (something)

To balk or hesitate when faced with something unpleasant. This phrase can also include or describe one's visible paleness, as to "blanch" something means to whiten it. All of my friends ran into the creepy haunted house, but I blanched at the sight of it. Stella blanched at the plate of cooked ants that had been set before her.
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blanch with (an emotion)

To become visibly pale as a result of feeling a particular emotion. All of my friends ran into the creepy haunted house, but I blanched with fear when I saw it. Stella blanched with disgust at the plate of cooked ants that had been set before her.
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blanch at something

Fig. to cringe at something; to become pale at the thought of something. Jill blanched at the thought of swimming in that cold water. Lily blanched at the sight before her.
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blanch with something

Fig. to become pale with some emotion, such as anger or fear. He saw the injury and blanched with fear. Lily blanched with anger as Max walked out.
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4 salsify roots, peeled, blanched, cut into I 1/2-inch pieces
This prevents the blanching water from becoming saturated with the sugars, which can therefore be continuously blanched out of the potatoes.
To avoid vegetables sticking together, unless you are sure the blanched or unblanched vegetables are quite dry, freeze them in a single layer on a tray before packing them in boxes or polythene bags.
Choose salted roasted whole almonds, small blanched broccoli flowerets (directions follow), tiny marinated mushrooms, or quartered cherry tomatoes.
Pre-treatment 1: Blanched soaked beans (PTI) - Shelled morama beans (150 g) were soaked for 6 hours in water at room temperature at a bean: water ratio of 1:7.
4 ounces carrot brunoise, blanched in heavily salted water
The researchers conducted descriptive sensory analysis to characterize the sensory differences between non-microwave blanched and high-temperature microwave-blanched peanuts.
Vegetables such as broad beans and Brussels sprouts must be blanched before freezing,but some vegetables,including French and runner beans,cauliflower and sweetcorn,don't need to be blanched before freezing if you are going to use them within a month.
The nicoise is fresh and colorful and easy to turn out if you have cooked red potatoes, cooked eggs and blanched haricot verts handy.
The new leaves that grow under the cover are blanched and perfectly succulent.
The dish is served with blanched broccoli flowerets and garnished with parmesan shaves.
14] observed that shrinkage in blanched tissues which is due to the contraction of bio-polymers during blanching is temperature dependent.
It appears that this technique can be used to produce blanched and dehydrated fruit and vegetable products.
Serve atop blanched green beans or broccoli florets, and top with Carmelized Walnuts.