Roasted almonds can be a great treat either as a snack, or as something that you add to your salad or even as a garnish for some other dish. The trick is trying to decide whether you are going to purchase them already roasted, or if you are going to do your own roasting. Luckily, roasting almonds isn't all that difficult, and in fact can be quite a bit of fun. All you need to do to get started is follow this simple recipe.
Ingredients and materials:
- 1 pound of raw, uncooked almonds
- 3 tablespoons sea salt (1-1/2 tablespoons for each pan)
- Measuring cups
- 2 9 inch by 13 inch baking dishes
- Preheat oven. Begin preheating your oven by setting it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a chance that you may finish preparing the almonds for roasting, so allow the oven to warm up completely before you place the almonds into the oven. On most ovens you can tell that the oven is ready when the light on the console turns off.
- Divide almonds. Separate the almonds into two different piles that each weigh about eight ounces. These piles will be roughly one cup, so you can easily use your measuring cup to get the requisite sizes for the piles. Set the pile aside, or leave them in the cup and set them aside for later use.
- Spread the almonds. Set out the baking dishes on your counter, and then pour one pile of the almonds into each of the baking dishes. Carefully spread out the almonds in each of the baking dishes as evenly as possible. Do not let the almonds pile up on top of each other so that you can ensure an even roasting.
- Bake. Slide the baking dishes into the preheated oven, and allow them to bake for 10 to 12 minutes. You should notice a nice nutty aroma coming from the oven as the time approaches completion.
- Remove and cool. After the proper amount of time has elapsed go ahead and remove the baking dishes from the oven. Set the baking dishes on top of your stove, and turn off the heat to the oven. Sprinkle 1-1/2 tablespoon of sea salt over each pan of almonds for seasoning. Allow the almonds to completely cool (usually about an hour) before you serve them.
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