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How To Blanch Almonds

Some recipes call for blanched almonds, which are almonds with the skins removed. This method is quick and easy.

Difficulty Level: 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.

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