How to Peel (Blanch) Almonds
How to peel (blanch) almonds is a step-by-step guide to getting the peel of almonds. You may not need this everyday, but here it is for when you need skinned almonds for a recipe.
Getting the peel off almond was the hurdle I faced when I went to make the very popular Florentine cookies. The recipe called for peeled almonds but I couldn’t find them so I researched how to do it myself.
It’s so easy and I’m sure you pay more for peeled because someone had to peel them, so I did the work.
Place a small saucepan of water over high heat until it comes to a boil. Add the almonds and boil for 1 minute, NO LONGER, or they will soften.
Drain the almonds and run under cold water to stop the cooking process and cool them down.
When the almonds are cool enough to handle, removing the skins is easy. Just squeeze them between your fingers and the skin will come right off.
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- 5 ounces (140 grams) raw unsalted almonds, skin on
- Medium saucepan of water
- Over high heat, bring the saucepan of water to a boil.
- Add the almonds and boil for 1 minute, no longer because they will soften.
- Drain and rinse with cold water to cool and stop them from cooking.
- Spread onto a towel and rub them until the peels come off. Dry and use.
Amount Per Serving Calories 162Saturated Fat 14gFiber 4gProtein 6g