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Blanching and Peeling Almonds

Author: Chef Allan
Issue: January, 2008

1 pound whole natural raw almonds

The task of peeling almonds can take a little time, but it’s well worth it.

1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil over high heat.

2.
When the water boils, add the almonds and boil for 5 minutes.

3.
Drain and place in a bowl. Take one almond at a time and pinch it at the end. This will make the almond meat slip out of the skin. Aim the almonds into a bowl, as they can shoot pretty far.

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