How To Shell Brazil Nuts

I always remember having a big bowl full of mixed nuts on our table during the holidays, the nut cracker & pick at the ready. I also remember having a hard time getting all the meat out of those tough shelled Brazil nuts.

While looking through my Grandmother’s recipe box this morning, I found this little tip she had jotted down on how to easily shell Brazil nuts.

How to shell Brazil nuts

  • Place the nuts in a pan and cover with cold water.
  • Bring to a boil and boil 3 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • Cover with cold water and let stand 1 minute.
  • Drain and crack.

posted by Mountain Republic

6 thoughts on “How To Shell Brazil Nuts

  1. Have always busted these nuts as I didn’t know how–easiest method is to freeze them-6 hrs. or so. whack them on the ends they will split along the length-easy to to pick out the whole nutmeat!

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