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To remove the skins from hazelnuts or filberts, toast them on a baking sheet at 325 F for about 20 minutes (don't over brown). Remove from oven and cover with a damp kitchen towel, then cover with another baking sheet. This allows the steam from the towel to help remove the skins from the nuts. To finish the job, take a handful of nuts at a time, and rub vigorously between the folds of a clean towel.