Winkle them out with an antique nut pick
, a small pointed tool designed specially for the job.
This method also works well on the knuckles, but you may still need a cocktail fork or nut pick
to get the meat out.
Use the nut pick
or needle for stubborn pieces of nutmeat, prying them away from the shell.
Even with these nutters' secrets, you'll still need a good nut pick
Surely, every home has a wooden bowl with a silver nutcracker and nut picks
Pros use toothbrushes, nut picks
, hacksaw blades, battery terminal cleaners, coat hangers--anything that'll easily reach the nooks and crannies in old furniture.