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Feb 2, 2005 06:03 AM

Walnuts - How?

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HO do you peel/skin toasted walnuts?

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    k. gerstenberger

    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.

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    1. re: k. gerstenberger

      Does boiling them for a couple of minutes with baking soda help speed the work for walnuts as with other nuts?