Almonds are delicious, versatile nuts that taste great on their own or in other dishes. We’ll show you how to toast slivered almonds to bring out their flavor.
Raw almonds are tasty on their own, but do you know how to toast slivered almonds to make them taste even better? Toasting slivered almonds draws their natural oils to the surface, enhancing their flavor and adding crunch.
You can give any recipe that calls for slivered or sliced almonds a boost of taste and texture if you toast the almonds first. It doesn’t take long, but it makes a huge difference. You can find almonds in most supermarkets — try to buy organic if you can!
How to Toast Slivered Almonds
Unless you need a large number of toasted almonds for a recipe, it’s easiest to toast them on the stove. Here’s how to toast slivered almonds perfectly every time:
- Add the slivered or sliced almonds to a dry pan on a stovetop. Shake the skillet gently until the nuts are spread in a single layer.
- Heat the pan over medium heat.
- Once you smell the almonds toasting, toss the pan a few times to turn them over and move them around. Make sure to give it enough of a shake that the nuts settle down in a single layer again.
- Continue tossing and shaking until all sides of the almonds are golden brown — approximately 3 minutes.
- Remove the pan from heat, and pour the almonds onto a plate to cool.
- Store them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, or eat them immediately.
Tip: Keep an eye on the stove when you’re toasting slivered almonds. Due to their aromatic oils, they can go from nicely toasted to burnt in a second.
What Can I Put Toasted Almonds In?
Toasted almonds have a wide variety of uses that range from sweet to savory. Once you know how to toast slivered almonds and you’re looking for inspiration, consider:
- Adding them to fresh salads
- Sprinkling toasted almonds on roasted or sautéed vegetables
- With breakfast mixed into overnight oats or on homemade yogurt
- Desserts like vegan almond cake, chocolate mousse, cheesecake, or Lebkuchen
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