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best way to get skin off of raw peanuts?

foodfirst Jul 16, 2002 03:30 AM

Is there a faster way to do this than rubbing the individual nuts betw my fingers (one pound's worth!)? I'd also like to do it without separating the peanut halves.

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    GG Mora Jul 16, 2002 08:57 AM

    Try rubbing a whole handful between your palms, or put a small pile in a damp cloth and agitate it...

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    1. re: GG Mora
      saucyknave Jul 16, 2002 10:17 AM

      With some nuts (almonds, hazelnuts) people parboil briefly or roast them before removing the skins. Parboiling will allow you to "slip" the almonds out of their casings; roasting allows most of the hazelnut skin to be quickly rubbed off in a towel. I have no specific knowledge about peanuts, but you could experiment on a handful; it only costs peanuts.

      1. re: GG Mora
        annieb Jul 17, 2002 10:52 AM

        Can you be more specific about agitating? I can think of many soooo many ways :-)

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