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What to Do with Fresh Almonds

plumtart Apr 16, 2009 07:04 PM

Fairway has these gorgeous little sprouts of spring.

Apparently they are fresh Almonds (fuzzy and greenish on the outside, white--I think-- on the inside)

Any Ideas for what to do with them other than decorate a table top?


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    Guenevere Apr 18, 2009 08:28 PM

    Wait, you eat the green fuzzy part too?

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    1. re: Guenevere
      buttertart Apr 19, 2009 10:33 AM

      Yep, the whole thing is edible. The almond itself inside is very thin (like a sliced almond slice thick). If you were to peel it you would have nothing left!

    2. JoanN Apr 18, 2009 09:34 AM

      I'm so glad you asked. I've been staring at them wondering how you peel them and if you have to toast them. Wouldn't in a million years have occurred to me you could just eat them as is. Who'da thunk?

      ETA: There are a number of Fairway markets in the tri-state area. I've seen them at the one in Manhattan on Broadway @ 75th. I'm guessing that's where plumtart saw them as well.

      1. kubasd Apr 17, 2009 03:16 PM

        I'm intrigued.... I eat almonds everyday!! I love the flavor of them, and would love to try fresh almonds. Where is this fairway you speak of?

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        1. re: kubasd
          Stuffed Monkey Apr 18, 2009 03:03 PM

          Fairway has 2 locations in Manhattan, 1 in Brooklyn and one on Long Island.

          1. re: Stuffed Monkey
            JoanN Apr 18, 2009 03:19 PM

            And, as of a few weeks ago, one in Paramus, New Jersey.

        2. buttertart Apr 17, 2009 02:24 PM

          You can eat the whole thing if they're nice and fresh- maybe put a little salt on them. Was introduced to this by a Turkish friend. They are tart and like nothing else I've ever tasted. And isn't the color divine? What a wonderful green, want a dress that color for Spring.

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          1. re: buttertart
            BamiaWruz Apr 18, 2009 06:22 AM

            Yep, exactly, that's I ate them growing up too in that region that your friend is from.
            However I gotta say we ate loads of salt with those things, probably not healthy at all, I mean biting a piece off and dipping it in a pile or salt, not good.
            Season them a bit and enjoy!

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