It was normal to have a small snack or tapa in most bars in Spain, from a small plate of crisps, salty peanuts or fried almonds to some seafood. Even buying a 1kg sack of almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts wasnt that expensive.
Now, when I go to Portugal or Spain, I try to buy some small bag of fried almonds. But now I wanted to do it myself because I had the gut feeling that it couldnt be that difficult. I found this video and I used it as reference.
- 200gr almonds (with skin)
- pinch of salt
- olive oil for frying
- Put the almonds in a sauce pan with boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes.
- Remove the almonds from the water, let it cool down for 1 minute and then remove the skin. It should be quite easy. Recommended to push with your fingers from the side of the almond, not the tips.
- Dry them in kitchen paper.
- Put a frying pan at medium heat with the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the almonds and kit stirring.
- Once the almonds get golden, remove the pan from the heat and take the almonds for the oil, trying to drain as much oil as you can. Then put again in kitchen paper to soak up more oil.
- While warm, add salt to the taste of the almonds.
- Once they are cool down you can store them in a glass jar.