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Fried Almonds

Amount to serve 4

1/4 kg (9 oz) blanched almonds
3 or 4 tbsp olive oil

Warm the oil in a non-stick frying pan. When hot, sauté the almonds until golden brown. Drain them on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.

Recipe provided by Asoliva of Spain


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