|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||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||Shell all the kernels like this.|
|4||Boil a small pan of water and plunge the kernels into it for 1 minute.||1 min.|
|5||After this time, drain the kernels in a sieve.||2 min.|
|6||Then remove the skins, which should now slip off easily.
Your apricot kernels are ready for use...
|7||...in a compote for example.|
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