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Old 03-11-2008, 10:12 AM   #1
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Removing skin from almonds

I'm supposed to blanch the almonds, remove the skin, then dry the almonds in a low oven.

My question is, can I do this with packaged almonds or does this only work with fresh almonds? We can't get them fresh here... Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-11-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
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give it a try. I'd go with the unsalted ones...the less treatment the better.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:33 AM   #3
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You can do it with packaged almonds, just try to get unsalted.
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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After blanching, rub them between your hands in a clean towel to get the skins off.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:02 PM   #5
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You can buy blanched almonds in the US.

Can you not get them in Thailand?
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:00 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone. Andy that's a great tip! So far I haven't found skinned almonds here Jennyema. And the almonds here are expensive and aren't of good quality -- I don't know why but about 30-40% of the batch is consistently rancid. So I buy when I travel. My stock in the freezer now has skin on.

I have a friend who's going to Dubai soon. I'll try to ask him to buy some for me. No doubt the almonds there are of great quality.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:14 PM   #7
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Buy skinned almonds and proceed from there!!

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