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