How to Shell a Macadamia Nut

Macadamia nuts are notoriously hard to open. After not finding a macadamia nut cracker at my hardware store, I read about how they are traditionally opened with lava rocks. It works!

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How to Shell a Macadamia Nut Recipe
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Find a rock or piece of concrete with a round divot.

Find a rock or piece of concrete with a round divot.

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Place the macadamia nut in the divot.

Place the macadamia nut in the divot.

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3
Locate a large rock or hammer.

Locate a large rock or hammer.

4
Bang the nut with the rock until you hear a sharp crack. Make sure to start out soft and get progressively harder so as not to smoosh the delicate nut meat.

Bang the nut with the rock until you hear a sharp crack. Make sure to start out soft and get progressively harder so as not to smoosh the delicate nut meat.

5
Peek away the cracked shell to expose the nut meat.

Peek away the cracked shell to expose the nut meat.

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Extract and enjoy! They are delicious raw, and equally delicious roasted.

Extract and enjoy! They are delicious raw, and equally delicious roasted.

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To save time, crack a bunch at once, and save the labor of extracting the nuts until later.

To save time, crack a bunch at once, and save the labor of extracting the nuts until later.

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