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What Should I Do With 2 LBs Almonds

jessinEC Apr 10, 2011 10:19 PM

We went past an amazing farmstand near Santa Cruz this weekend and bought 2 lbs of almonds (not roasted). Besides eat them by the handful, what should I do with them? Realistically, I can't see myself taking the time to rub off the skins.

  1. hohokam Apr 11, 2011 08:28 AM

    You could use up some of them in a biggish batch of romesco sauce, which you could then freeze in cubes or in a flat "sheet" in a zipper bag.

    Whenever you want to dress up some pan-fried potatoes, steamed asparagus, or a piece of fish, you can just break off a hunk and let it thaw while you're working on the rest of the food.

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      chefathome Apr 11, 2011 08:24 AM

      As already said I would definitely roast them. Others:
      Romesco Sauce (I know that uses only a limited amount, though)
      Grind into almond meal/flour - delicious in brownies, cookies and so on

      1. sheilal Apr 11, 2011 07:21 AM

        Make your own almond milk. Also, there's always almond brittle.

        1. hotoynoodle Apr 11, 2011 07:19 AM

          they also freeze very well.

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          1. re: hotoynoodle
            mandycat Apr 11, 2011 08:27 AM

            I divvy up the giant Costco package of almonds and vacuum seal one cup at a time with my Food Saver gadget. They'll keep this way in the freezer for a very long time.

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            morwen Apr 11, 2011 06:53 AM

            Nut butter! Toast them, leave the skins on (or rub them in a kitchen towel to get the worst off), and whirl them in the food processor.


            1. chowser Apr 11, 2011 04:31 AM

              Biscotti. I posted my favorite in this thread. It calls for hazelnuts but I use almonds and don't peel them.


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              1. re: chowser
                ChiliDude Apr 11, 2011 04:49 AM

                I second the motion about biscotti. My wife always uses almonds when she bakes biscotti.

              2. Hank Hanover Apr 10, 2011 11:20 PM

                Definitely roast them. Dip some in chocolate. Actually, dip them in chocolate twice.

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