Whether in a cake or as a snack between meals – shelled hazelnuts are delicious. Brown skin isn’t for everyone. We’ll tell you how you can use this simple trick to peel hazelnuts without much effort.
Shell the hazelnuts and remove the brown skin
Shelling hazelnuts seems like an insurmountable task. However, it’s not that difficult if you know how to do it. With this trick, peeling will no longer cause you any problems.
- Preheat your oven to 180°C for a fan oven.
- Take the hazelnuts and spread them out on a baking sheet.
- Roast the hazelnuts for about 10 minutes. The brown skin should have broken open in some places by now. Be careful not to roast the nuts for too long as this can negatively affect the taste.
- Remove the hazelnuts from the oven and place them in a tea towel. Alternatively, you can use a sieve to strain the peels straight into the kitchen sink or trash can.
- Form a pouch with the tea towel and rub the nuts together, or do the same with the colander. How is entirely up to you – the main thing is that there is a lot of movement.
- Open the “bag” from time to time and check if the brown skin has already largely separated from the nuts.
- If this is the case, the peeling was successful!
- Tip: Stubborn nuts can also be roasted again.
The alternative to the oven
If you don’t have an oven, you can still peel hazelnuts in a simple way:
- You can also simply toast your hazelnuts in the pan.
- To do this, you need to heat the pan with the nuts. However, do not use any additional oil!
- Here, too, the skin of the hazelnuts should burst open after about 10 minutes.
- Place the hazelnuts in a tea towel or colander and use the oven method to remove the brown shell.