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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Fried Herbed Almonds

These crunchy thyme-flecked nuts are delicious served with sherry and slices of manchego cheese.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • yield: Makes 2 cups
Photography: John Kernick

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups whole blanched almonds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, leaves
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add almonds, and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden and fragrant, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Stir in thyme leaves. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet, and let cool completely. Almonds can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2006

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Reviews (2)

  • 3 Mar, 2013

    This recipe came out great! I made it for my sorority's formal tea and I think they taste great. I couldn't find blanched almonds at the store though so I use normal, raw almonds.
    I just made three pounds so I certainly hope they like them!!

  • 27 May, 2009

    I love to make new things, such as these. My family will love this as a snack.