Roasted almonds: tips and tricks for not making mistakes

Roasted almonds: better the classic oven, frying pan or microwave? Here’s how to make them perfect for many recipes or just as a snack!

How to toast almonds? A question that we have asked at least once because roasted almonds are so easy to make, are a good ingredient for recipes of all kinds, and are also great to munch on for a quick snack. Roasting in the oven is the most classic, but the microwave and frying pan are also good alternatives.

Whatever process you decide to use, you should also know that you are free to choose whether or not to skin the almonds. In addition to this, always remember that you have two clues to know that the almonds are well roasted: the first is the smell and the second is the browning you will see forming on the almonds, especially if you use skinned ones.

How to toast almonds in the oven:

This is one of the most classic procedures:

  • Cover the bottom of a baking pan with a sheet of baking paper, spread 100 grams of almonds on top and bake at 320 °F for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remember from time to time to stir the almonds; after 10-15 minutes, remove them from the oven and let them cool before tasting or using them in your recipes.

Toasting almonds in a pan: how to do it

In this case you need to get a large non-stick pan, so that the almonds do not overlap.

  • Distribute the almonds inside the pan, bring to the heat and toast over high heat.
  • Leave on the heat, stirring regularly until the almonds turn nice and golden.

How to toast almonds in the microwave

Even simpler and faster is to be roasting in the microwave oven.

In this case, however, you must brush the almonds to be toasted with a drizzle of olive oil.

Transfer the almonds to a microwave-safe dish, place in the oven and cook for one minute at maximum temperature.

Remove the almonds from the microwave, stir them, and repeat the cooking cycle for a minute or so. Stir and microwave 2 or 3 more times at most being careful not to burn the almonds.


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