Almonds are hard nuts. Even while chewing they seem to never soften up. Do a parboil, a soak, then a peel for extra eye-appeal and they might just change your mind!

Makes 4 cups almonds after soaking

3 c. whole raw, unsalted almonds

6 c. water

In large saucepan bring almonds and water to boil. Turn heat off, cover and let set till ready to use – at least till the water cools down enough to put your hands in it to retrieve the nuts for skinning. If you don’t have time today, then keep the nuts in the liquid, cover and refrigerate 1-3 days or more even. Don’t wait too long though – everything has a shelf life.

When you’re ready, drain the liquid into a bowl and measure it for another use. I strained 5 cups liquid. Just be sure you know how much it is, because we’ll be making Skinny Dirty Rice with it.

Now lets skin the almonds. Between your thumb and index finger holding the wider end of the nut flat, push finger and thumb together to pop out the nuts from the skins. Give yourself some cover so they don’t pop out across the room.

Draining and air-drying the almonds a little before you pop them prevents that from happening. But if in a hurry, and they’re still slippery from the water, guard the wayward almonds with your other hand. I’ve done it both ways. If you don’t have to be so careful about not popping them across the room, it doesn’t take as long. It takes a while to do 3 cups of cooked, soaked almonds, so sit down and relax, watch some television, listen to music or enjoy the silence.

Notes: If you want a softer nut, then bring to boil, cover, reduce heat to low and cook 30 minutes – like you cook rice.

Save the almond skins. Rinse under tap water, drain in colander to evaporate excess liquid from the skins, then pack in covered container and refrigerate till ready to use. I make Skinny Dirty Rice for me and Lilly and we both love it. So earthy, clean and simple. It textures good too.






Published by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer/author, animal-free chef, activist

CHEF DAVIES-TIGHT™. AFC Private Reserve™. THE ANIMAL-FREE CHEF™. The Animal-Free Chef Prime Content™. ANIMAL-FREE SOUS-CHEF™. Animal-Free Sous-Chef Prime Content™. ANIMAL-FAT-FREE CHEF™. Fat-Free Chef Prime Content™. AFC GLOBAL PLANTS™. THE TOOTHLESS CHEF™. WORD WARRIOR DAVIES-TIGHT™. Word Warrior Premium Content™. HAPPY WHITE HORSE™. Happy White Horse Premium Content™. SHARON ON THE NEWS™. SHARON'S FAMOUS LITTLE BOOKS™. SHARON'S BOOK OF PROSE™. CHALLENGED BY HANDICAP™. BIRTH OF A SEED™. LOCAL UNION 141™. Till now and forever © Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, Artist, Author, Animal-Free Chef, Activist. ARCHITECT of 5 PRINCIPLES TO A BETTER LIFE™ & MAINSTREAM ANIMAL-FREE CUISINE™.

One thought on “SKINNING ALMONDS

come back soon.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: