How to peel pistachios


How to peel pistachios
If you buy pistachios shelled but still in their skins (cheaper than ready peeled), you shouldn't use them like this. They need to be "skinned", removing the skin which is pretty unpleasant to eat.

Here's a fairly easy way to do it.
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Last modified on: May 20th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:PistachiosPeelDry fruitsHowto
For 55 g, you will need:
  • 0 pistachios 63 g pistachios
  • Total weight: 63 grams

Change these quantities to make: 55 g 110 g 220 g 330 g
How long does it take?
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12 min.16 min.28 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1
How to peel pistachios : Photo of step #1
Pistachios in their skins have a purplish colour.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
How to peel pistachios : Photo of step #2
Tip the pistachios into a pan of boiling water.

Wait until this comes back to the boil, then turn off the heat.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
How to peel pistachios : Photo of step #3
Take out a few pistachios and drain them.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
How to peel pistachios : Photo of step #4
Press a pistachio between your fingers to squeeze it out of its skin.

Discard the skin and tackle the next one.

It's a long and tedious job. Work in batches, keeping the waiting pistachios thoroughly wet, otherwise the skin will stick.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
How to peel pistachios : Photo of step #5
I advise you to dry the peeled pistachios in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for 15 minutes. They should then keep well.

Keep dry in a sealed container.
Remarks
If you prefer to skip the drying in Stage 5, you will need to use up your pistachios rapidly or they risk turning mouldy.
Keeping
Several months in a sealed container.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
407 Kcal or 1,704 Kj13 gr12 gr34 gr
20 %5 %1 %5 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
646 Kcal or 2,705 Kj21 gr19 gr54 gr
32 %8 %2 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 55 g : 0.68 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
PistachiosPistachios: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pistachio panna cotta with custard, Pistachio shortbread biscuits, Chocolate cereal bars, Pistachio cake, Pistachio powder or paste, ... All
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