Ferreira's Olive Oil Sauteed Almonds

Total Time:
17 min
Prep:
2 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
1 pound
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 1 pound blanched whole almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Directions
  • Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over moderate heat for about 2 minutes or until an almond, dropped into the oil sizzles gently. Add half of the almonds to the oil and saute, stirring often, 4 to 5 minutes over moderately low heat until the color of light caramel. Using a slotted spoon or a spider, transfer the almonds into a colander set over a heatproof bowl; shake to drain off as much oil as possible, then drain on paper toweling. Reheat the oil in the skillet and fry and drain the remaining almonds the same way.

  • Sprinkle with salt and cayenne and toss well; store in an airtight canister.

  • Cook's note: The sauteeing oil can be strained and used to dress vegetables or salads.


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