|How to crack a macadamia nut - with much patience|
We both have a passion for nuts but they are so darned expensive. I was therefore thrilled to pick up a bargain - a bagful of macadamias in their shells, but oh so cheap. I now see why. We have tried everything to crack open these little charmers but their perfectly round, very hard outside with no discernible seam means that we have tried everything from normal nutcrackers (useless) to hammers (a little better) to Youtube - some guy can always make things look easy - to finally a sturdy-looking vice-grip (googled), which, if you are very crafty, you can slowly ease closed over the nut and screw it before it gets a chance to catapault away across the room. Still it has taken us a good while to extract two perfect little white nuts. We spend about twenty minutes in this frustrating exercise with the result that neither of us can be bothered to extract more than one each.The main benefit is that our net nut consumption is much reduced, which is a help regarding both our weight loss plan and our monthly budget.