We’ve got a huge macadamia tree in our front yard, and it’s got enough nuts on it (and falling off it) to feed an army. My problem is that I’ve tried everything I can think of to try and crack the shells (they’ve got incredibly hard outer & inner shells) and nothing has worked. I tried a normal nutcracker, then tried hitting them with a hammer, and I nearly injured the dog when one of the macadamias shot off the table with great speed and force. Exit one dog running up the hallway, barking in pain. The only other thing I can think of is to get a small vice to hold each nut & try and crack them that way. This would be a very tedious and time-consuming way to do it, and I’m sure there has to be an easier way. Can any Mums help me with advice on how to crack these very tasty but incredibly difficult nuts?
Posted by no1ladydj, 27th May 2014