Wow! I will never buy blanched almonds again! I had to soak my almonds twice- the first time I let them sit for a minute, as directed, but the skins were still sticking. So I soaked them again, for about three minutes, and they came right off. Who knows, maybe I had older almonds? But this is a really fast, easy way to get those pesky skins off without paying a fortune to buy them that way. Thanks for the great method!
This recipe saved me a whole lot of stress. I've had a bag of almonds that i knew i ought to blanch but dreaded the work involved.<br/>Then i found this recipe: At first pass, only a few skinned easily. Then i remembered IngridH's suggestion to soak them a second time. Success!!<br/>I blanched a 3lb bag in much less time than i had planned.<br/>Thank you, breezermom for posting the recipe and thank you, IngridH, for posting your suggestion.
super easy. i let them sit in the boiling water for three minutes, then strained, then let sit in cold water for a couple minutes and skins came right off with a squeeze.
The other reviews are right, following this exactly leaves the skins still intact. What I did a little differently than everyone else was scoop the almonds out with a slotted spoon into cold water and left the water boiling in the pot. I checked the almonds after they cooled down and when I saw the skin was not coming off I threw them all back in the boiling water for about 45 seconds and that was perfect! The skin slid right off.
Glad I read the ratings - the second soaking worked a treat!