RECIPE: Sauteed Garlic Almonds


I've been eating lots of nuts lately. To try to cut down on my sweets (guilty of over-indulging on sweets...especially chocolates...over the Christmas holidays)  but not sacrifice its nutty crunchiness. At least I still get my nuts.

Spicing it up with salt and garlic give it an exciting and different flavor from the Roasted Almonds recipe I previously posted here. It's reminiscent of stir-fry meals in the way its prepared. Sauteing the garlic in a bit of vegetable oil until it turns crispy & lightly brown. Then adding salt to taste. A very easy & meal-y snack.

Sauted Garlic Almonds
Ingredients:

2 cups raw almonds
1 tablespoon oil (I used canola oil)
2 medium-sized cloves, chopped in small pieces
1/2 teaspoon (or more, if you want it saltier) salt

1. Pour oil in a pan over medium heat.
2. Add the chopped garlic and saute it for about 30 seconds or until it becomes slightly brownish per the above photo. If it turns dark brown, you've likely burnt the garlic.
3. Toss in the almonds & sprinkle salt.
4. Keep tossing the almonds frequently. Some may turn brownish but color is not a good enough indicator of its doneness. You'll know it's cooked when you smell it's nutty aroma. 
5. Remove from heat. 
6. Pour nuts into non-plastic container to cool for about 1 hour before eating.

Enjoy! 

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