Walnuts - How?
The speedy method involves tumbling in a basket (a fry basket works well) with a little gentle finger agitation. The "fry basket" is a woven wire contraption available at restaurant supply houses, with holes that are large enough for the walnut skins to fall through. Alternately rubbing them together gently with your hands yields the same result. The skin flies off when the nuts are still warm, so a towel can be handy.