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blanched almonds • how to

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

A great trick to know for recipes like Romesco Sauce, Sole Almondine, Ajoblanco Sopa or grinding into flour for baking

yield 1 cup
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For blanched almonds • how to

  • 1 c
    almonds, skins on
  • 3 c
    boiling water

How To Make blanched almonds • how to

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring water to a boil and then drop in almonds; blanch for 45 to 50 seconds.
  • 2
    Remove from the heat and drain them in a colander. Rinse the almonds thoroughly under cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • 3
    When this is done, peel off the skins by gently squeezing them between your thumb and index finger.
  • 4
    Place skinless blanched almonds onto a single layer of paper towels to allow them to dry for a few hours. Proceed with the recipe or place them in an airtight container in a cool, dry spot or refrigerate them for up to 3 months.
  • 5
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