GC #41 Almonds Roasted

Almonds Raw and Roasted Nuts are great for you, and almonds are among the best.  According to the USDA, almonds are very low in Cholesterol and Sodium, and are a good source of Riboflavin, Magnesium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol).

 Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3085/2#ixzz2u4nmr4EJ

You can buy almonds already roasted and prepared in various ways in most good grocery stores, but roasting your own from fresh, organic almonds is hard to beat for freshness and flavor.

Ingredients for roasted almondsAlmonds Raw 2

  • 1 1/2 cups salt
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 pound raw almonds with their skins on
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

How to roast Almonds

  • Place salt in a large bowl.
  • Add boiling water to the bowl and stir well.  (I use a wire whisk but I can’t get all the salt to dissolve)
  • Add almonds to the brine and let steep for at least a half hour.  Stir frequently to keep the almonds covered with salt.
  • Drain the nuts with a colander.
  • Pour nuts onto a large towel and dry with a second towel patting them thoroughly dry.
  • Transfer nuts to a large bowl.
  • Add canola oil and stir thoroughly coat evenly.
  • If you want to add seasoning, such as chili powder, not is the time to do it.
  • Distribute the nuts on 2 large baking pans.  I use half-sheet pans made of heavy-gauge metal, measuring 18 by 13 inches with a 1-inch rim all around.
  • Slow roast for ½ hour at 200 degrees F then stir.
  • Slow roast for ½ hour at 200 degrees F then stir.
  • Raise temperature in the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Roast for 15 minutes and let cool to room temperature.Almonds Roasted

About Christopher Koch

Christopher Koch is a journalist and filmmaker who is now teaching at Montgomery Community College
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