It takes some work to give hazelnuts a satiny ivory finish but the smoother taste and texture are more pleasant when baking or simply enjoying a handful for a snack.
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.