Toasting Nuts

January 20, 2011 Cooking Methods  No comments

This method for toasting nuts can be used for most nuts.  Heat a small to medium sized saute pan over low heat.  (level 2 or 3)  The saute pan should be dry.  In other words, don’t put any butter or oil into it.  Pour the amount of nuts you desire to toast into the pan.  Stir them intermittently.  Once you start to smell the nuts they are done.  Don’t let them over cook as they can burn and will take on a rancid taste.  If you do not smell them after they’ve been cooking for a few minutes, carefully remove one from the pan, allow it to cool briefly, and taste it.  If the nut has a crisp exterior and a warm buttery flavor, it’s done toasting.

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