Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 0 mins

Why break your nails to open the hard ones? Not anymore!! A blunt knife is needed but would not add to the ingredients list. (Like a butter knife) I got the idea from


  1. Take the blunt knife and stick it into the end of the partially opened pistachio.
  2. Twist the knife like you would turn a screwdriver.
  3. Savor the morsel that was previously unreachable by humankind.… LOL.
Most Helpful

Simple and efficient!When in Iran ,I hated it when people were breaking them with their teeth!

littlemafia November 09, 2010

This worked like a charm! No more nail breaking...
Thank you so much for sharing this easy and efficient technique with us, UmmBinat.
Made for Veggie Swap #27 October 2010.

Lalaloula October 09, 2010