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What Should I Do With 2 LBs Almonds

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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.

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

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

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/348827

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      1. re: chowser

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

      2. 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.

        http://eatingfloyd.blogspot.com/2011/...

          1. re: hotoynoodle

            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.

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

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

              1. 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.