Fried Almonds

  • Photo by Christopher Hirsheimer Photo by Christopher Hirsheimer
  • Photo by Christopher Hirsheimer Photo by Christopher Hirsheimer

Fried Almonds

Here is a simple recipe for turning raw almonds into a perfect snack, from Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer's joyous volume of home cooking, Canal House: Cook Something.

In the recipe's introduction, which is almost as long as the recipe itself, the authors wrote:

"Like fresh corn tortilla chips, these nuts freshly fried in olive oil are in a completely different league from store-bought roasted almonds. For spicy nuts, after frying, toss them with 1 teaspoon ground cumin, or 1 teaspoon pimentón (hot or sweet), or 1 teaspoon garam masala along with the salt."

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add 1 cup whole raw almonds and fry, stirring frequently to brown the nuts evenly, until they are toasted a few shades darker brown on both sides, about 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the nuts with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Toss with coarse salt while still hot.
  3. They can be made up to 1 week ahead. When they have cooled completely, store them in an airtight container.

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