Why you should boil walnuts and how to use them (grandma’s secret)


The tradition of boiling walnuts in their shells is more than just a culinary curiosity; it's a gateway to enhancing the flavor and nutritional value of this versatile nut. This technique, passed down through generations and cherished as a kitchen secret, offers a unique approach to preparing walnuts. Let's explore why you should consider boiling walnuts and how to incorporate them into a delicious and healthful recipe.

The Benefits of Boiling Walnuts
Boiling whole walnuts in their shells serves multiple purposes. The process not only makes the shell easier to crack but also softens the walnut's meat, enriching its taste and texture. This gentle cooking method can enhance the walnut's natural flavors, making it a more palatable addition to various dishes. Moreover, it can potentially make the nuts' nutrients more accessible.

A Recipe to Celebrate: Walnut and Chicken Delight
This recipe combines boiled walnuts with wholesome ingredients to create a dish that's not only delicious but also beneficial for blood sugar and weight management. Here's how to make it:

120 grams of whole walnuts, in shells
3 eggs
Salt, to taste
300 grams of chicken fillet, boiled and shredded
100 grams of plums, pitted and chopped
100 grams of hard cheese, grated
1 egg (for the sauce)
1/2 teaspoon of salt (for the sauce)
1/2 teaspoon of sweetener (for the sauce)
1 teaspoon of mustard (for the sauce)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (for the sauce)
200 grams of vegetable oil (for the sauce)
2 cloves of garlic, minced

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