Hazelnuts, or filberts, have a thin skin on them that needs to be removed before they can be enjoyed. This technique is the best one I have found to get the job done.
- Boil 2 cups of water and 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Add 1 cup of hazel nuts and boil for 3 minutes. Drain nuts in a colander and run cold water over nuts to cool. Squeeze the nuts to pop off the skins and place husked nuts on a kitchen towel to drain. After the nuts are all husked, roast in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, remove, salt and enjoy.
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