How to Peel Hazelnuts
Whether you’re baking, contemplating baking or envying those who are either baking or contemplating baking, you’ll find this post useful this season. Maybe you’re none of the above, just someone who loves eating his/her hazelnuts peeled—and rightly so because they taste much smoother that way. Unless you buy your hazelnuts already peeled—which would surprise me because most grocery stores sell them with the skin on—prepare yourself to do some work to give them their satiny ivory finish.
Here is one of the easiest ways to peel hazelnuts:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Toast the hazelnuts until browned and fragrant, 15 to 20 minutes.
Let them cool then rub them between your hands or inside a towel—the friction flakes away most of the skin.