Is It Possible to Roast Hazelnuts Still in the Shell?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 6:57:34 AM ET

It is possible to roast hazelnuts still in the shell. Roasting hazelnuts while still in the shell makes it easier to remove the nuts from their shells and add a depth of flavor to the nut. Hazelnuts can be eaten raw, chopped to make a pastry coating or ground into a paste to make hazelnut butter.

Roasting hazelnuts in the shell only takes a few minutes and a couple of steps.

Step 1: Preheat the oven

Heat the to medium heat, such as 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Arrange the hazelnuts

Spread the hazelnuts out in an even layer onto a baking sheet.

Step 3: Roast the nuts

Place the baking sheet into the oven, and roast for between 10 and 15 minutes. Remove the nuts and place them into a large kitchen towel to steam for about a minute.

Step 4: Remove the shells

Rub the nuts vigorously in the towel to remove the shells. Allow the nuts to cool completely before using.