In Denmark, where I live, nuts are so expensive! We have more taxes on nuts than we have on candy and sodas. It’s so stupid, I have no words! But this is the same country that got “famous” for introducing a tax on saturated fat a couple of years ago. It was downright embarrassing if you ask me! Luckily the tax on saturated fat was taken off after a year but for a whole year, prices for healthy foods like butter (hehe) were crazy high.
So until they take way the tax on nuts, I buy my nuts in wholesale from Buy Whole Foods Online (affiliate link) in the UK. Once every 2-3 months or so, I place a big order and fill up my cabinets with lots of nuts and nutbutters (okay, and chocolate but let’s not talk about that!). When I place large orders, they even ship to Denmark for free. Over £100 , I think.
Salted almonds are very popular around my house. Almost as popular as my tamari roasted almonds that I’ll share with you in a couple of days. I always make both kinds when we have friends over for dinner. They’re perfect to serve with a glass of champagne before dinner.
There are many ways to make salted almonds. I prefer this method below where the almonds are infused with salted water and dried in the oven.
- 300 g almonds (affiliate link)
- 200 ml water (1 cup)
- 1 large tablespoon of salt (please, choose quality salt here, like pink himalaya salt or a good sea salt)
2. Pour water and salt into a large frying pan and heat up till it boils. Add almonds and toss them around in the water until the water vaporizes completely. You’re frying pan will go all white from the salt.
3. Place almonds on a baking plate covered with baking paper and put them in the oven for about 12-15 minutes.
4. When they’re dry, they’re done! Take them out, let them cool and store them in an airtight container.