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Garlic and Hot-Pepper Almonds

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  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 2 tb Butter
  • 1 tb Minced garlic
  • 1/2 ts Hot-pepper flakes
  • 3 c Whole blanched almonds
  • Salt -- to taste


In a large skillet over moderate heat, heat olive oil and butter. When butter foams, add garlic and stir until fragrant. Add pepper flakes and stir an additional 15 seconds. Add almonds and stir continuously until nuts are well coated and lightly toasted. Season with salt. Drain nuts on paper towels and let cool. Serve cool, but not cold.
Makes 3 cups.
Recipe By : The California Culinary Academy