Monday, July 20, 2009

Sneaky Tip #6 - Cracking Nuts

Hey remember this entry about peeling citrus fruit with a staple remover?

Well the handy little staple remover has found another use.

I use it for shelling pistachios. Sometimes those little buggers are hard to crack with your bare hands. I tried crushing them with the handles of my scissors. I found that just prying them open with the staple remover is more effective.

Insert the small metal protuberance into the crack of the pistachio. Run it down to lengthen the crack and twist to pop it apart.

Viola.

Nuts.