Hazlenuts

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Hazlenuts

Post: #265968 Henwoman
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:08 pm

I've been out foraging today and have picked a whole load of hazlenuts in the green. I recently saw HFW talking about how lovely they tasted before they turn brown and he was right. They definitely have a sweet green pea flavour and I just wish I could find a way of removing them from their shells which didn't involve a pair of secateurs and a sore thumb.

Previous years I have left them to ripen to brown and they've all disppeared practically overnight, so this year I thought I'd beat the little creatures to it and I'm so glad I did.

Anyone got any sensible suggestions for removing the creamy white flesh from the shell please?

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Re: Hazlenuts

Post: #266038 Henwoman
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:45 pm

Finally found that a pair of pliers used slowly over a one and a half hour period of watching recorded TV did the trick.

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Re: Hazlenuts

Post: #266040 Odsox
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:33 pm

Mole grips are better, then you don't have to worry about smashing it to a pulp.
Or whatever Mole grips are called nowadays.
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