Video: How to Toast Nuts
See how to toast raw nuts to draw out flavors and aromas—and get storage tips.
Toasted nuts boost the nutty flavor of desserts, salads, sauces, and savory main dishes. In this video, you’ll learn how to toast fresh, raw nuts to bring out their natural flavor and aroma. You’ll get two quick methods for toasting nuts; one in the oven, the other in a skillet on the stovetop. We’ll show you how to tell when nuts are toasted to perfection. You’ll see a great trick for removing the skins from toasted hazelnuts. You’ll learn why it’s best to store high fat nuts like cashews in the refrigerator or freezer. Before toasting, take a taste of your almonds, walnuts, cashews, pine nuts, hazelnuts, or pecans to make sure they taste fresh and aren’t off in flavor, particularly if you’ve been storing them for a while.
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