how to roast nuts in olive oil?
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Ben Crowell
(bcrowell) - F

Locale: Southern California
how to roast nuts in olive oil? on 07/05/2010 09:28:58 MDT Print View

I've heard that roasting nuts in olive oil can be a good way to increase energy density. Does anyone have a good recipe/procedure? Would you do this in an oven, or a pan on a stovetop? How hot should the oil be? How long does it take for the nuts to absorb the oil? Is this like deep-frying, or do you just coat the nuts with oil? Will they be messy and sticky afterward?

Rather than doing this, could it make more sense simply to cook my own nut bars or something?

Thanks!

-Ben

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: how to roast nuts in olive oil? on 07/05/2010 10:23:50 MDT Print View

you don't need to add olive oil to roast nuts. Just use a non stick frying pan on medium heat. They will not be messy or sticky, they will just have a toasted taste to them and that is all

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: how to roast nuts in olive oil? on 07/05/2010 10:38:52 MDT Print View

Here is an idea:
http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Roasted-Almonds-with-Coriander-Chili-Olive-Oil-79762

Ben Crowell
(bcrowell) - F

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: how to roast nuts in olive oil? on 07/05/2010 11:13:28 MDT Print View

Ken wrote: "you don't need to add olive oil to roast nuts."
The point is to add energy density.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Re: how to roast nuts in olive oil? on 07/05/2010 12:29:47 MDT Print View

But Benjamin, how much would a nut fried in olive oil benefit from that??? I just don't see that much of an increase. Nuts already are pretty heavy duty when it comes to caloric density

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: how to roast nuts in olive oil? on 07/05/2010 13:56:23 MDT Print View

Nuts roasted/toasted in oil DO taste better! ;-)

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: how to roast nuts in olive oil? on 07/05/2010 14:11:21 MDT Print View

and I agree Sarah!!! Especially when it is good quality olive oil