Don't throw apricot stones away

Step by step recipe:

  1. 10 min.Don't throw apricot stones away : Photo of step #1
    Crack the stone open with a hammer. You will see the kernel inside.

    Note: It is a bit tricky to break the shell without crushing the kernel, so you need to judge the force of the hammer blow carefully.
  2. Don't throw apricot stones away : Photo of step #2
    Other way: use a vise in which you could gently break the stone, without damaging the kernel (Thanks to Jean-Paul for the tips).
  3. Don't throw apricot stones away : Photo of step #3
    Shell all the kernels like this.
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    Boil a small pan of water and plunge the kernels into it for 1 minute.
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    After this time, drain the kernels in a sieve.
  6. 5 min.Don't throw apricot stones away : Photo of step #6
    Then remove the skins, which should now slip off easily.

    Your apricot kernels are ready for use...
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    ...in a compote for example.

Remarks:

The kernels go particularly well with apricot jam, to which they add a lovely nutty crunch.

Source:

Home made

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