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what can I do with a lot of raw almonds?

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fslefty Mar 2, 2008 07:21 PM

I have a bunch of raw almonds and would like to use them in creative ways. Any ideas?

  1. Candy Mar 3, 2008 11:07 AM

    Blanch in boiling water and then slip the skins off when they are cool enough to handle. Deep fry in batches in a neutral oil until they just take on a little color, they will continue to darken as they cool. Sprinkle with sea salt and dig in while they are warm.

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      4Snisl Mar 3, 2008 10:58 AM

      Toast some and grind into almond butter in a food processor.
      Make Romanesco sauce (especially good with shrimp and lamb).

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        Joebob Mar 3, 2008 10:02 AM

        Claudia Roden's Orange and Almond cake

        1. scorpioscuba Mar 3, 2008 08:42 AM

          Make granola. There are tons of great recipes out there and you can substitute your favorite nuts.

          1. saltwater Mar 2, 2008 09:18 PM

            Make a pesto of almonds and mint and tomatoes. Add some Romano instead of Parmesan. I've made it before and it is good. There is probably a recipe on the internet...yes, I googled one

            http://kitchenography.typepad.com/my_...

            This idea is out of season for March, though.

            1. scuzzo Mar 2, 2008 09:18 PM

              For a low carb coating, grind into flour, using your blender or food processor and dip chicken into egg, then into almond flour and saute or bake for a flourless crust. Use on other stuff too besides chicken.

              Make almond toffee. Would give you my recipe, but then I'd have to kill you. But I'm sure you can find great almond toffee recipes.

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                FelafelBoy Mar 2, 2008 08:19 PM

                1. Use them for making fresh almond milk.
                2. Grind them into a flour and use as an addition for baked goods and bread.
                3. Add a few into a stir fry dish (not afterwards, but during the stir frying!)
                4. Coat them in whatever you wish (milk, eggs, flour, honey) and add your favorite spices
                and bake them in the oven for a tasty snack.
                5. Eat them as is for a fast and nutritious snack.
                6. Roast them for a short time and add to your favorite cereal.
                7. Chop them up and add to your favorite home made granola mixture and bake.
                8. If there are REALLY alot of raw almonds, place each one next to the other on the border of your lawn to create an attractive alternative to the traditional fence and/or rock/stone border demarcating your home property border.
                9. Return them to your store claiming that they taste uncooked, unlike any other nut
                product you have bought in your entire life, and are not fit for human consumption.
                10. Count each one in the package you bought, and/or weigh the package, and
                determine if there is any discrepancy between the package's labeling for quantity
                and/or weight, and if such a discrepancy exists, contact the company that made
                the nuts and inform them that one of their employees is stealing nuts resulting in
                you getting a raw deal for the price you paid for your raw almonds.
                11. Mimic the behavior of squirrels when they find that their supply of nuts exceeds
                their current appetite.

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