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

For 110 g, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 55 g 110 g 220 g 330 g

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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.
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Take out a few pistachios and drain them.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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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
808 Kcal or 3,383 Kj26 gr24 gr68 gr
40 %10 %2 %10 %
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).

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Source

Home made.

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