Fried Almonds

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 10m

Throughout Portugal, Spain and other Mediterranean countries, you'll find this addictive taverna snack served with drinks.


  • Vegetable oil or olive oil
  • Whole blanched almonds
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground cayenne pepper, optional


In a deep frying pan, pour in oil to a depth of 2 inches. Place over medium heat and heat to 350 degrees F on a deep-frying thermometer (or until an almond dropped into the oil sizzles immediately). Drop in a handful of the almonds and fry until golden, about 3 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Repeat with the remaining almonds. Season to taste with salt and with cayenne, if using, and serve warm.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 2205

nutrition information per serving

40 calories; 5g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 0mg sodium; 0g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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