I bought some pecans in a shell for a very good price and now I want to de-shell them so that I can use them in baking, but when I crack the shell, the pecan breaks into small pieces. Any suggestions?
There are several different types of crackers that are on the market. You can also take them to a small pecan store/factory to have them shelled for you.
Yeah, good joke. Read it a couple of times. And I do love pecans.
When I was growing up we had to shell nuts all the time. We just used a nut cracker and put enough pressure on it to crack the nut shell, but not to break it so hard as to destroy the nut inside.
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I think that you gently heat them in the oven and the heat cracks the shells for you.