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How To Blanch Almonds

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Some recipes call for blanched almonds, which are almonds with the skins removed. This blanched almond recipe method is quick and easy.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Place almonds in a bowl.
  2. Pour boiling water to barely cover almonds.
  3. Let the almonds sit for 1 minute and no longer.
  4. Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again.
  5. Pat dry and slip the skins off.

Tips:

  1. Don't let almonds sit in hot water too long or they will lose their crispness.
  2. 1 pound of almonds in the shell will yield about 1-1/2 cups shelled.
  3. 1 pound shelled = 3 cups whole or 4 cups slivered.

What You Need

  • almonds
  • bowl
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