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Garlic Buttered Nuts

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Appetizer Nuts Snacks Vegetarian


  • 8 oz Shelled almonds, cashews, or - peanuts, or a mixture
  • 2 tb Margarine
  • 1 tb Oil
  • 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt


Loosen and remove the almond skins by pouring boiling water over them and refreshing in cold water. Rub the brown skins off the peanuts. Melt the butter and oil with the garlic in a heavy frying pan and toss the nuts in it over a moderate heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until they are crisp and golden.
Drain on kitchen paper towels and sprinkle with rock salt. Serve warm.
VARIATION: For Devilled Garlic Nuts, add a little cayenne to the salt.
Sophie Hale, "The Great Garlic Cookbook"