So, I recently received some raw almonds. Anyone who’s ever tried plain almonds knows they are…not very good. To say the least. But here I was with almost a pound of raw almonds on the dining room table. So this morning I googled around and found this tutorial.
I thought roasting my own almonds would be a long, arduous process. It wasn’t. Just preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Spread your almonds on a cookie sheet in a single layer. I had 10 ounces, but I only used about half. Once the oven is preheated, pop the almond tray in, set the timer for fifteen minutes, and go about your business. I re-organized my fridge. (It was really messy, and gross). After about five minutes you can smell the almonds. The whole house will smell sweet and a little bit nutty. When the timer goes off, pull them out. Let them cool a minute or two.
When they’ve cooled a little, drop them into a bowl, shake some salt over them, and toss. Et voila! Roasted, salted almonds! Nom at will.
I was a little leary of trying this since I’d never done anything like it before, but it came out delicious. My mom and I have been eating them nonstop. Super simple, super quick, and super delicious. Plus, you can control just how much salt is on each almond.