Zippy Tips

How to Toast Nuts

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

I remember the first time I tasted toasted nuts.

They were pecans in butter pecan ice cream, and I remembered thinking, why in the world would anyone NOT toast nuts in ice cream?  Or in anything else, for that matter!  The toasting process just makes them so much crunchier and more flavorful.

Since then, I try to have a constant supply of toasted nuts on hand, for oatmeal, salad, cereal, soup, or just plain snacking.

 The technique in this video shows a stovetop method; but if I have the oven on anyway, I often toast them in there instead.  Just spread the nuts on a cookie sheet and stick them in a 350˚F oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the nut.

For the stovetop, place nuts in a skillet over medium heat for a few minutes, or until you smell the lovely aroma of toasted nuts in the air.

Stir about half way through the process.  Remove from the cookie sheet/skillet immediately, to keep the nuts from getting too brown.

While oil is not necessary for the toasting process, some people like to add a little butter and salt while the nuts are still hot.

Watch video here:

Can’t see video?  Watch it here:  Toasted Nuts

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