how to roast hickory nuts in the shell

how to roast hickory nuts in the shell

Roasting hickory nuts in the shell is a great way to enhance their flavor and make them easier to crack open. Here's how to do it:


  • Hickory nuts in the shell
  • Salt (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Rinse the hickory nuts in cold water and pat them dry.
  3. Spread the hickory nuts out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. If desired, sprinkle a small amount of salt over the nuts.
  5. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast the nuts for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Check the nuts frequently to make sure they are not burning. They are done when the shells start to crack and the nutmeats are fragrant and lightly browned.
  7. Remove the nuts from the oven and let them cool.
  8. Once the nuts are cool enough to handle, use a nutcracker to crack open the shells and enjoy the nutmeats inside.

Roasted hickory nuts are a delicious and healthy snack that can be enjoyed on their own or added to recipes such as salads, baked goods, or trail mixes.

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