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Gingko nuts galore!

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Gingko nuts galore!

Tom Meg | Oct 12, 2001 11:46 PM

Anyone have any suggestions on what to do with bushels and bushels of gingko nuts? It's now the time of year when my small backyard is absolutely covered with the stinky fruit from our two large trees. Fortunately, there always seems to be 4 or 5 elderly Asian folks (Koreans and/or Chinese) who arrive early in the morning to collect the previous evening's windfall. I wonder if they're selling them somewhere.

We sometimes cook the nuts (after removing the smelly fruit and carefully cracking the pistachio-like shell) in a dry skillet, or boil them, or roast them. They're not hyperdelicious, and preparing them is laborious, but they're a beautiful (a translucent jade color when cooked) and fun to eat once a year or so. I'd be grateful for any other ideas.

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