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How To Blanch Almonds


Blanched 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.


  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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