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Is there an easy way to shell pine nuts?

kmr Sep 7, 2006 05:17 PM

My MIL gave me a bag of pine nuts she gathered, and they are fabulous, but they a royal pain to shell. I tried gently breaking shells in a morter/pestle, but it was slow and tedious! Anyone have a good method of shelling these little gems?

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    Alan408 Sep 7, 2006 06:43 PM

    Takes some practice to get the right pressure but I have used: rolling pin, beer bottle, glass jar, can.

    I put the nuts in a layer and roll over them.

    1. Robert Lauriston Sep 7, 2006 06:50 PM

      Channel-lock pliers.

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