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How do you roast whole raw almonds?
October 09, 2010 1:04AM
Put them on a cookie sheet evenly spread and toast them in the oven to the consistency you would like.
Roasting brings out the flavor of the nuts, and develops their sweetness. It is safe to roast nuts if done at a low temperature-typically a 160-170 degree Fahrenheit oven (at higher temperatures than this, research shows damage to nuts' delicate fats) for 15-20 minutes will do the trick. To enhance the "roasted" flavor, try putting a little soy sauce or Bragg's Liquid Aminos into a spray bottle and misting the nuts before roasting.
Roasting nuts at a temperature higher than 170F will cause a breakdown of their fats and the production of free radicals.