I love pistachios. When I was in high school, we used to walk across the street during lunch to a Gibson's store that had a nut counter to buy pistachios.
In a bag of pistachios, most are easily opened, but then there is always the occasional tough one that you have to pry apart. By the end of a pistachio snack, my thumb nails are usually a ragged mess.
Recently I picked up these Salt and Pepper Pistachios from Trader Joe's. Mmmmm...really good.And I caught myself using a tip that I read somewhere recently. It worked like a charm, so of course I thought I should share it.
Start by eating some easily opened nuts. Then when you get to one that is hard to open, grab a discarded empty half shell...work it's edge into the crack...and twist.My thumbnails thanked me...especially that one that was already bruised from an unrelated injury. :)