Salted Roasted Almonds

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1½ pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

These delicious home-roasted nuts are much crisper and drier than their store-bought cousins. Nor do they have the oily texture and flavor that often obfuscate the delicate, natural taste of roasted nuts. You can salt them to taste, which is no small advantage for those of us who find commercial nuts more than slightly oversalted.


  • 1 egg white
  • pounds whole, unblanched almonds
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons


  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Beat the egg white until frothy. Place the nuts in a sieve and add the beaten white. Toss and stir the nuts to coat them evenly.
  3. Pour the nuts onto an oiled baking sheet and sprinkle them with the salt, tossin