Thursday, January 27, 2011

Simple Roasted Almonds ...A Little of This, A Little of That

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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
Garam Masala
Brown Sugar
Chili Powder
Garlic Powder
Hot Paprika (optional - but we like a little kick)
Sea Salt

Directions:
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.
Roasted Almonds in a Bowl

15 comments:

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Thats it. I'm getting some raw nuts today cause you're making me drool. And drool and laptops is a bad combo :) SO I have to protect my laptop by getting nuts & making these. ASAP!

Clint said...

A staple in our house, too. Roasted pecans, too. Cindy puts 'em in different dishes like tuna and chicken salad, which I love.

Courtney said...

What a simple snack - they look and sound delicious!

Jennifurla said...

This sounds so delish and yummy, I have to save this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

I try to keep roast nuts on hand but they always disappear well before the cookie jar is emptied. Your almonds look otherworldly good. I'll have to try these. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Angie said...

These look soooooo delicious! Would be perfect cocktail nibbles. As a fan of almonds, I need to bookmark this recipe.

Angie @ Cocina Diary

Velva said...

Your roasted almonds would be like crack-these look amazing. You could never just eat a handful.

I agree with Angie above, these would be perfect cocktail nibbles.

Magic of Spice said...

What delicious flavors to roast almonds with...delightful :)

The Food Hound said...

Sounds like what I put in my spiced pecans, and they are FABULOUS!

Sanura @ MyLifeRunsOnFood.com said...

When I roast nuts, It's whatever spice is in the pantry. It's a difficult recipe to write down. It's similar to asking a painter how did they create a particular shade of blue.

Katerina said...

My husband never says no to snacks like these one. This is a keeper!

Jenn said...

Geez, I don't think I'll ever want to eat plain old almonds again after seeing these!! YUM!

Joanne said...

I love a little this a little that recipes because they mean that I can just use whatever's sitting in my cabinets! Mmm almonds. Always delicious.

supplements said...

Hot paprika makes the roasted almonds even more spicy.

Anonymous said...

Meh.