My friend Erin has been "begging" I post about these almonds.
She gets frustrated with me because whenever she asks how to make them, inevitably she's met with the same response, "Oh you know...a little of this...a little of that."
I'm not purposely being vague and there's no family recipe I'm desperately trying to conceal...it's just one of those little snacks (a staple in our house) that truly is... "a little of this...a little of that."
So Erin...at the risk of making you furious, low and behold the Roasted Almonds packed with ~ flavor and pizazz ~ "Oh and you know... a little of this...a little of that." ;) XOXO
Simple Roasted Almonds
Raw and Unsalted Almonds (I buy mine at Trader Joe's)
Olive oil or Cooking Spray
Hot Paprika (optional - but we like a little kick)
Preheat oven to 400.
Line roasting pan with foil.
Toss almonds with olive oil or cooking spray until the nuts are well covered but not dripping wet.
Sprinkle on the spices until almonds are well coated (I go in order of ingredients listed above ~ most to least respectively)
Place the almonds in a single layer on prepared roasting pan.
Roast almonds for 8-10 minutes or until the almonds are a nice darkish brown.
Remove from the oven and let cool. (You should hear the almonds make a cracking noise every now and then).
Once cooled the Almonds should be crunchy and packed with delicious flavor.
Store in an airtight container.