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Chez Panisse Herbed Almonds

chez panisse herbed almonds

Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly oil a baking dish or sheet with olive oil.

1 1/2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Stir to dissolve the salt. Add and toss together:

1 1/2 cups [raw, whole] almonds
3 thyme sprigs, leaves only
1 winter savory sprig, leaves only

Pour into the baking dish, sheet (or a cast-iron skillet) large enough to hold the almonds in mostly a single layer. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so, until the insides are golden brown. (Cut one open to see.) Once nuts start to brown they can burn very quickly. Watch out! Remove from the oven and pour into a mixing bowl. While still warm, toss with:

2 teaspoons olive oil

Taste and add more salt if needed.

Makes: 1 1/2 cups

Source: The Kitchn blog, www.thekitchn.com

Prepared by: Margo for the January 2009 meeting.