Came across a recipe that called for putting roasted hazelnuts in a clean tea towel, in order to rub the skins off.
Really? Why would it be necessary to point out the great idea of using a clean towel, as in:
“If you use the rag recently utilized during an oil change, instead of a clean towel, please be advised the hazelnuts may adopt a slight flavor of SAE10-40.”
Also, whomever does not care if the towel is clean, or if it’s a tea towel rather than a beach towel, really cooks at her own risk.
On the other hand, this particular recipe called for continuing to roast the nuts, probably beyond the point where any bad stuff would survive.