Smoked Almonds

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  1. Jeff Dodd

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    I am smoking almonds today to give as a gifts to my Mother in Law and a healthy snack for the bowl game season.

    Last year I did butter and salt, this year I am doing olive oil, salt and sugar.

    Any recipes you can suggest for future batches?

    I am using the Kirkland brand almonds. I don't think you can really go wrong but I have not yet reached perfection. I bough a perfect bag of smoked almonds at a roadside stand in Napa Valley a few years ago. They were so good I had to try making my own. So far, mine are just good, not mout-watering-perfection good.

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    Curious as to what type of salt you used? Regular table? ...Sea salt? .... Pink?
     
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    Stayed with the Kirkland theme and used the sea salt Costco sells in the grinder.

    Turned out pretty good but I may experiment with liquid smoke on the next batch.
     
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    Jeff -

    I buy almonds from Costco all the time, and bake them in the oven, but have never tried smoking them - for one thing, I don't have a smoker.

    However, the liquid smoke sounds worth a try, as does the sea salt, although I haven't been salting mine until now - I do mix my almonds together with salted sesame sticks though. I think I'll also try doing some in olive oil.

    When you smoke them, how long do you leave them in the smoker?

    Thanks, John

    P.S. Sounds like a good fishing snack too.
     
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    Hey John. Thanks for the idea on mixing the almonds with other snacks, that would extend the life of the batch!

    I had these in the smoker for about 2 hours and 3 pans of chips. I attempted to keep the heat at 250 - 300 degrees. I will smoke another batch next weekend.
    Let me know how it works if you try the liquid smoke.
     

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