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I have a question about the ingredient "1/4 cup hazelnuts" on the recipe "Arugula Pesto" from cristinasciarra. Do you peel the hazelnuts before or after you toast them?

asked by Marti Kennedy almost 3 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

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added almost 3 years ago

After toasting them -- the toasting helps loosen the skins.

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added almost 3 years ago

Thanks!

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boulangere

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added almost 3 years ago

One good way to remove the skins is to rub the toasted nuts around in a sieve. And hold the sieve over the sink to contain the mess!

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added almost 3 years ago

Thanks! I will try this.

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added almost 3 years ago

or, try puting them in a tupperware container and shaking vigorously for about a minute. if the nuts are well toasted, the skins will just fall off. it works every time.