Recipe: Roasted and Skinned Hazelnuts

February 6, 2014 · 8 comments

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I don’t usually like to roast nuts because I don’t like to heat them too much as that can damage the polyunsaturated fats. However, in the case of hazelnuts, roasting imparts a wonderful flavor that is so intense it can be diluted if you will, with another nut so that very little hazelnuts are needed to make a large flavor impact.

These roasted hazelnuts should also be soaked and dehydrated as you would soak and dehydrate any nut or seed (grain or legume) in order to make them more digestible. I prepare at least 1 pound, sometimes more, at a time and freeze the nuts for future use.

Actually, I have a freezer full of all different types of nuts that have been soaked and dehydrated. It makes me feel prepared for anything and when I see a recipe that requires a certain type of nut, I am ready!

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Roasted and Skinned Hazelnuts

Ingredients

Equipment

Roasting Instructions

  1. Place the nuts on a cookie sheet
  2. Roast at 350 degrees F for approximately 8 – 10 minutes until the skins are browned, split and emit a wonderful aroma
  3. During the roasting time, every couple of minutes check them and give the cookie sheet a shake to turn them so they toast evenly
  4. Allow to cool

Skinning Instructions

  1. Take a small handful of the nuts and rub them together over the sink — the skins will fall off into  the sink
  2. You can also rub them between a towel, but I found the method above the most efficient
  3. It’s OK to have some skins still attached

Prep Time: 15 minutes to skin 1 pound of nuts
Cook Time: 10 minutes for roasting

Shared at: Fight Back Friday, Foodie Friday

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1 Bobbie February 7, 2014 at 9:41 am

Hi Jill,
With hazelnuts: do you soak, dehydrate and then roast…in that order? Thanks!

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2 Jill February 7, 2014 at 10:36 am

Hi Bobbie,
Yes! Thanks for asking — I edited it to clarify!

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3 Bobbie February 7, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Thanks Jill! Dehydrating the hazelnuts right now! Do you have any favorite recipes using hazelnuts?

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4 Jill February 7, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Hi Bobby,
Yes I do. I will be posting them shortly!

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5 Diane Balch February 10, 2014 at 8:09 pm

I agree hazelnuts are amazing when they are roasted. Thank so much for sharing this on foodie friday. Good to see you again.

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