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How to Roast Hazelnuts (And Peel Them)

A quick guide on how to roast hazelnuts with an easy trick to peel them.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 lb
Cost: $15


  • 454 g raw hazelnuts, unpeeled


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C
  • Roast the hazelnuts on a tray for 10-15 minutes in the oven. Shake the tray about halfway through to ensure even cooking.
    Some of the skins may actually look burnt but this is what we want.
  • Once the hazelnuts are dark brown, immediately wrap them in a kitchen towel and allow them to steam.
  • Rub the kitchen towel with your hands to peel the nuts. You can also try smashing the tightly wrapped towel against a counter table to help break the skins.
  • Not all of the hazelnuts will peel perfectly but you can try to roast these ones longer to get the skins off.
    Let them cool completely, then store in a sealed container for up to 3 months in a cool dark place.


Use a kitchen towel that you don't mind messing up because it may rip a little after peeling the hazelnuts.
If they are difficult to peel, try putting them back in the oven and roast them longer.
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