Sunday, June 27, 2010

toasted almonds

Toasted almonds are so very yummy...but can be expensive if you buy them in the pre-packaged salad topper packages. It's so much cheaper to do it yourself...and a lot tastier!

What you need...a sauce pan or skillet, a bag of cheep sliced almonds (off-brand is fine! I used spartan brand...you can find them in the baking isle with all the cake and goodie stuff..), a spatula, and a measuring cup...
step one: measure half a cup of sliced almonds...
step 2: brown on medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown, making sure not to burn...about 10-15 minutes. The almonds have a high oil content which will be released while they cook, so you don't have to add any cooking oil.
step 3: once they are golden brown and crispy, put warm almonds in a heat safe dish to cool.
step 4: once cooled, put on your favorite salad as a topper...OR you can eat them as a snack on their own....

YUM!

3 comments:

silverblayze said...
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silverblayze said...

Looks yummy Drew! I'll have to try it sometime.

Wondra. said...

Now show me how to make my own croutons. :)