Toast slivered almonds by baking them in the oven, cooking them on the stovetop or microwaving them on a microwave-safe plate. Although microwave-toasting doesn't give the nuts the same golden color, it's the fastest method for cooking crunchy nuts with toasted flavor.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or place a large, heavy-bottomed skillet on the stove. Heat it over medium heat until warmth can be felt when placing a hand over the bottom of the skillet.
Add nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. When toasting slivered almonds on the stovetop, add them to the preheated, ungreased pan. When toasting slivered almonds in the microwave, add the nuts and a little bit of butter to a microwave-safe plate.
Bake slivered almonds to approximately 10 to 15 minutes or cook them on the stovetop over medium heat for approximately seven to 10 minutes or until the almonds are golden. Stir the nuts every few minutes for even browning. Microwave slivered almonds for approximately four to five minutes on high. Stir the microwaving nuts every minute until they are crisp and have a toasted flavor.
Almonds come from the almond tree. They are a type of stone fruit that is in the same family as the peach, plum and cherry.Full Answer >
Almonds mostly grow in Mediterranean climates located between 28 and 48 degrees north latitude and between 20 and 40 degrees south latitude. Southwestern Asia is the native region of the almond tree, but about 80 percent of the world's almond supply comes from California.Full Answer >
A 1-ounce serving of almonds, or approximately 24 nuts, contains 164 calories. Of those calories, 127 come from fat, and the almonds contain a total of about 14 grams of fat.Full Answer >
Raw almonds contain about 7 calories per nut, meaning a single serving of raw almonds, which is equal to 1/4 cup, or about 23 almonds, is about 160 calories. This serving size of raw almonds can be measured with a standard 1/4 cup measure or estimated as a small handful. It may also be helpful for those people who are watching calories, but do not have easy access to a 1/4 cup measuring cup to measure a serving of raw almonds as a full shot glass, a small baby food jar, a small spice jar or enough to cover a 3-inch-by-3-inch sticky note.Full Answer >