A few days ago, Jandy posted a comment asking how to roast almonds. I talked to her and it turns out she bought a large quantity of raw almonds. While raw almonds are quite good (and cheaper, pound for pound, than roasted), she wanted roasted almonds.
Which leads us to our post. How exactly does one roast almonds?
Actually, it's really easy. I mean really, really easy to dry roast almonds.
Storage container/plastic bag
Start by turning on your oven to 350 degrees. Ok, got that going?
Next, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, like this:
Next, put the raw almonds onto the baking sheet in a single layer, like this:
Stick the baking sheet in the oven for 7-9 minutes. When they come out, it will look like this:
Your almonds should be a few shades darker than they were originally. Remove the almonds and aluminum from the baking sheet. Allow the almonds to cool (they will continue to roast some as they cool). Put the cooled almonds into a container or plastic bag for later use (or use them right away if you prefer)
If you want to add salt, cinnamon or other dry spice, shake them onto the almonds after you remove the aluminum foil from the baking sheet.