|Pistachios - roasted today at home|
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Roasting nuts at home is a great step up in flavor and texture from store-bought roasted nuts. It's pretty easy to do but there are a few things to avoid. The main risks are time and temperature: too long or at too high. I
roast my nuts (yes, I know) at 350 F ( 175 C) for 15 minutes at most. Pre-heat the oven and place the nuts, one layer thick, on a baking pan. Roast for about 7 minutes and then open oven and stir the nuts to roll them - you can also rotate the whole pan for more even heating. Now comes the critical point - continue roasting but smell, look and listen to your nuts. :) Peeking often is OK - it's better to get then out a bit early if you are unsure. Sampling hot nuts is dangerous (in all domains). When ready, pull the pan out and place in a cool dry spot - try not to melt furniture or burn yourself. After they have cooled to room temperature - place them in an airtight container. Bon appetit.