Friday, May 8, 2015

Toasting Almonds

Toasted Almonds
yummy toasted almonds make any dish better
toss on salad, add to chicken salad, seafood stuffing
sprinkle over green beans, broccoli
add to brownies, sprinkle over ice cream


start with sliced roasted almonds
why? because the raw don't have as much flavor
and toasting gives more flavor than the roasting
trust me I've tried - just toast the roasted almonds
In a large sauté pan toss a thin layer of almonds
over medium heat, watching closely
stirring often 
one distraction they'll burn
overcrowding will result in brown patches with uncooked almonds
my pan is definitely overcrowded
what can I say I give good advice I just don't take it
hmmmm....they smell so yummy
don't burn your fingers sneaking some out of the pan
Toasted Almonds
2 cups of sliced roasted almonds
When the pan is preheated, spread only enough almonds to cover the pan in an even thin layer.
Stir  frequently (about once every 30 seconds) to prevent the nuts from burning.
The stove top method is quick and easy, the almond slices tend to roast a little unevenly, so it's important to keep the almonds moving.

Remove the almonds from the pan when they are done toasting.
The almonds should take between 3 and 5 minutes to toast on the stove top.
Remove the almonds from the heat just before they begin to develop browned edges  otherwise they will start to burn.

Immediately pour the toasted almond slices into another dish to cool.  Store in glass jar after they are cooled.

You can toast in the oven but I always burn them it's that distraction thing
you look away things start smoking!!