Monday, August 17, 2020

Roasted Salted Almonds in the Toaster Oven

I got a craving one day for salted, roasted almonds but the only almonds I had inhouse were raw.  
So I played around a little, made up some heavily salted water, dropped the raw almonds into it, let them soak for a little while and then spread them out on a tray and toasted them in my toaster oven. 
VOILA!!!!  Success, they were about perfect.  A hint of salt, perfectly roasted, and a little bit too moreish.   
It only took a day or so for them to disappear. 
Roasted Salted Almonds
 

I've since consumed probably more than my share of these little gems, and decided it would be perfect to share for Multi Cooker Monday.   
Hosted by Sue of Palatable Pastime, we're a bunch of blogger who share recipes and how to hints for using various small kitchen appliances. 
I love using my little toaster oven and use it several times a week.  It's so much more efficient than heating up the big oven, and perfect for making just enough for two, or one person. 

So here goes, and it's not so much a recipe, but more of a suggestion on how I do it.  Your toaster oven may vary, mine is a very basic Black and Decker.  

Raw Almonds
Salt
Water

Dissolve about 1-2 tablespoons of salt in about 1 cup of water.  Place a cup or two of raw almonds in the salt mixture and let sit for a few minutes. 

Take the almonds out of the salt water, and spread in a single layer on a pan that fits in the toaster oven.  Roast at 375 for 12-15 minutes and then turn off the oven, and walk away and let the nuts sit in the oven til cool. 
Roasted Salted Almonds
 I do check them out at the 12 minute mark to make sure they haven't gotten too 'done'.  
And that's it, you now have some lovely salted nuts ready for munching.  
Best part of this, you can make the salt water bath as salty as you like.  Less salt or more salt. 

I've had some fun participating in Multi Cooker Monday in the past.    I use my toaster oven and crockpot a lot, and have featured recipes from both.  A couple months ago I made some lovely No Knead Rolls in my little oven. I love making Chicken Stock in my crockpot.   I mean, come one, it's almost a set it and forget kinda thing. 

Look what some of my fellow bloggers have come up with this month.  

Multicooker Monday August 2020:

Recipes using Small Kitchen Appliances

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

6 comments:

  1. Perfect recipe Sid...easy, peasy and delicious.

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    1. I didn't know if it would be considered cheating?, but I've been making salted almonds for awhile now. I keep raw almonds on hand almost all the time for various baking forays, but it's hard not to salt, roast and eat half (or more) of the almonds.

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  2. How cool is this!!! I learn something new every day! Can't wait to try this.

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    1. I also roast and chop up almonds for other recipes as well, but try to keep a stash of raw almonds on hand all the time.

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  3. This is perfect - great for making a small batch when you get the craving!

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    1. I usually keep raw almonds on hand, but these are great little snack idea. And you don't need to buy a whole bag if you don't want to.

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