How to shell pecans {Boil Method}

Ok. In case y’all missed it, last week the family and I picked about 10 pounds of pecans.  Shelling that many pecans can be very time-consuming.

There has to be a better way.  I mean, who has hours to sit shelling pecans?

Rumor has it, boiling them makes it easier.  I’m for trying anything that makes the process a little less time-consuming.

Start by adding one – two pounds of pecans to large stock pot.  Adding enough water to pot for your pecans to float, boil for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, drain out all the water, and let cool until their comfortable to handle. Please remember, they may still be hot.

Let the cracking begin. 

One note, don’t let them sit to long in any water that may have been left in the pan while you go off to do laundry or some other household chore, they tend to get to soggy and won’t come out.

While boiling them did help to get them out in whole or half pieces, I didn’t find that it was any faster.

I’m off to find another way.

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