Recipe: Roasted Hazelnuts
Description: The roasting process creates a rich forest flavor.
Game ingredients: Hazelnut (3)
This recipe restores 175 energy and 70 health. It can be obtained from the Cooking Channel and sells for 270g.
Difficulty: Easy, 30 minutes.
-Hazelnuts, whole and deshelled
Preheat the oven to 450°F. On a cookie sheet, spread out the hazelnuts so they’re not all clumped together.
Bake for 8 minutes. If you have a kitchen fan, turn it on or open some windows. The skins on the hazelnuts will turn black quickly and the oven will become fairly smokey. Don’t overcook.
Let the hazelnuts cool for 15-20 minutes. The skins easily come off. The easiest way to remove them is to take a small handful in your palm and rub your hands together. The hazelnuts will grind together and break off the skins.
The nuts can be eaten plain or used in recipes. I ground up half a cup of roasted hazelnuts in a food processor and added them to Cookies.
They can also be cooked in a bit of olive oil (just until the nuts are hot) and then rolled in salt and herbs, or chopped up and added to salads.
Roasted hazelnuts taste nuttier and turn a golden brown when cooked. They’re a versatile ingredient as they can be used in sweet or savory recipes.